Jess Pettis Injury Update

Jess Pettis forced to sit out at Round 1. | Bigwave photo

After a very successful pre-season training in Florida at the famed Baker’s Factory, Canadian Red Bull Thor KTM rider #134 Jess Pettis headed into Round 1 of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with high hopes in the 250 East class in Houston, Texas.

After the first 250 A qualifier, Pettis sat in 11th position, just 2 seconds off the best time, but there was a catch:

In first qualifier, a tough block got put out in front of me. I caught my foot on it and really twisted my bad knee,” he told us.

He went out for the second-and-final qualifier but soon realized it was no use trying to ride and race the way it was feeling. He added, “I tried to ride second qualifier but I couldn’t ride.”

He was forced off the track after just one lap and rode back to the NRG Stadium pits to talk things over with his mechanic, Matt Deroy.

So, what’s the next step for the Prince George, BC rider?

I’m hoping it’s nothing serious and get a good result from the doctor soon.”

Here’s hoping he gets the result he wants when he visits the doctor and gets that previously-injured knee checked out. Whether he’s on the track on Tuesday or not remains to be seen, but he should know he’s got the support of a nation back home.

We’ll be sure to post more information as we receive news on the condition of that knee.