Ken Roczen will remain sidelined for this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross round in Houston, RCH Racing announced today. The 20-year-old has been nursing an ankle injury and has been sidelined since Daytona. Roczen, along with physicians and management team, along with RCH co-ower Cary Hart and Ricky Carmichael made the decision for Roczen to sit this weekend.

“I’m back on the bike and doing a ton of cross training but it’s a tough decision and I’m super-bummed that I won’t be racing in Houston this weekend,” explained Roczen. “I can’t wait to be back at the track but the team and I just want to make sure I am 100 percent. I can’t thank Carey and Ricky enough for all of their support. If anyone understands this business and how injuries can go, it’s those two. All the fans and our sponsors have been awesome so I’m really thankful for all their support, too.”

“Ken is making progress but not coming along quite as quickly as we had originally hoped,” said Carmichael. “We all thought he could be ready to compete this weekend but he’s just not 100 percent yet and that’s where we need him to be. Once he’s completely healthy, we can move forward to actual racing. Everybody at Soaring Eagle, Jimmy Johns, Suzuki and all the rest of our sponsors have been very gracious throughout this process so we’re fortunate to have companies who support RCH through these types of challenges.”

There is currently no timetable on his return.


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