At the final round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner crashed out and smashed into a berm. Two weeks since the final, Austin has provided an update on what happened and the injuries involved.
Austin is due to be out for 6 to 8 weeks so with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship being pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may mean we might see him on the start line for the season opener but who knows what will happen.
Check out his update below.
Hey guys, what’s up? Just figured I would give everybody an update. Nobody really knows what has been going with me. It is about two weeks out from my crash now. What happened when I went over the bars and got smashed into the berm was, I actually ended up breaking my pancreas in half. I broke like a third of my pancreas off, and basically damaged a bunch of internals, liver, kidney and basically all of my insides. I messed up my spleen really bad. They had to take part of my pancreas, that third of my pancreas and my whole spleen completely out.
A lot of internal damage, but I didn’t end up with anything broken. The pain from that was…. I feel like I had a pretty good knowledge on pain (seeing as) I have hurt myself a few times. This was by far the most painful thing that I have ever experience. It was brutal. The six or seven days that I was in hospital were horrible. I just want to thank everybody for their prayers and get well wishes. It’s working, I feel a lot better now. I’m just getting to the point where the pain has settled down and my body has started to settle down. That is pretty much the update and what happened.
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