AMASupercrossMarvin Musquin Out for Arlington 2 Per Concussion Protocol

Marvin Musquin Out for Arlington 2 Per Concussion Protocol

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.

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.”

Justin Schuoler
Justin Schuoler
Justin’s experience starts back in the mid-90s racing dirt bikes and ATVs. He won a local championship in 1999, and competed in multiple endurance grand prix races across Southern California. In 2015, he shifted from two wheels to four wheels, winning his first sprint kart race and finishing second in that championship. Now he works as a race official with that very club while working on making a comeback to the track. Simultaneously, his journalism career began with NASCAR and Supercross. First started with Speedway Media, he now works as the web developer and tech manager for Kickin’ the Tires. He met his significant other at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and after he and Rachel married in 2018, they together have covered west coast races in karting, Supercross, NASCAR, drag racing, dirt racing, World of Outlaws, and even a visit to his original motocross club.


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