Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin will sit out of Arlington 2 after a wild crash on Saturday night’s Arlington 1 race. Due to a concussion and other injuries, he will opt out of Tuesday night’s race.
“Our day in Arlington started really good with grabbing the pole at practice,” Musquin stated on social media. “In the Heat race while I was running in 2nd, I hit neutral on an on/off jump and went over the bar. Got a concussion, a few stitches on my arm and an overall really sore body.”
The French native enters his fifth year in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 class, with a career best runner-up in the 2018 points standings. He currently holds two podium results, including a second place finish in Orlando 2 last month.
A lot of fans were wondering if he would be able to start Tuesday night’s race after no footage was caught or released by NBC Sports. However, an anonymous fan inside of AT&T Stadium shared their perspective with Lewis Phillips of MX Vice.
No one has seen the Musquin crash… Until now! Gnar. pic.twitter.com/vvQTijpyAD
— Lewis Phillips (@LewisPhillips71) March 15, 2021
On Tuesday morning, Musquin provided the official update that he would not compete in Arlington 2 per the concussion protocol set by the Alpinestars Medical Clinic team.
“Hi everyone, I had a big crash on Saturday night as many of you already know,” Musquin posted on Instagram. “I have been very lucky to get up in one piece, really sore but nothing broken. I did require a few stitches but nothing bad. But I did get a concussion and I have to follow the concussion protocol that is in place with the Alpinestars Medical Clinic in order to get released to go back to racing. This protocol takes a minimum of a couple days, and unfortunately it is impossible to get a release to race for today’s round.
“Our goal is to follow every step of the protocol to be rechecked on Friday and we hope I can get cleared to race Saturday. Until then I am working on my recovery.”