24MX Lucas Oil Honda rider Matiss Karro finished third in the MX1 class in the traditional Sõmerpalu Stadionkross in Estonia last week. Karro joined overall winner Tanel Leok and runner up Harri Kullas on the podium.
Unfortunately Karro was the victim of a second corner pile-up in the Superfinal. With his bike damaged and some discomfort to his knee Matiss was unable to proceed. Further examinations have confirmed a harsh diagnosis for the former FIM youth world champion. Karro again injured his left knee, the internal damage is significant.
Matiss Karro: “The crash intself was very random but the resulting injury is pretty bad nevertheless. The knee ligaments snapped while the meniscus has been ripped off and got stuck between the bone and the inside knee. I will have surgery this week, after that I have to go through rehab again.
This has been the darkest season of my career exactly at the time when I felt stronger than ever in winter. I felt super happy with the team and the bike but I was never able to show what we can do. That’s unfortunately the bottom line. I really appreciate all the hard work that the team has put in pre-season and how they supported me throughout the year and when I was ready to make my comeback. Also big thanks to all my fans, Honda Europe and my Latvian sponsors. No matter what they still believed in me and supported me to be at the best level.”
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