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Taylor Robert ISDE KTM Crash Injury 2017 1200

ISDE enduro champion and all-round good guy Taylor Robert crashed hard at the King of the Motos, KTM USA have offered an official update on his condition.

FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Taylor Robert suffered a hard crash during the King of the Motos event on Sunday in Lucerne Valley, California, where he is currently being treated for internal injuries at a nearby hospital.

After further evaluation, the doctors have confirmed that Robert sustained injuries to his kidney, liver and intestines. He also fractured his sacrum and L2, L3, L4 and L5 vertebrae.

Robert underwent a surgery on Tuesday evening and is scheduled for a second surgery on Friday morning to continue the repair of his intestines.

Team Manager, Antti Kallonen: “The positive news is that the fractures are not requiring a surgery at this time. Taylor is in good spirits and doctors are optimistic for a full recovery.”

Robert will not be lining up for Round 2 of the AMA National Hare & Hound Championship this Sunday, February 12. Robert’s teammate, Ivan Ramirez, will also miss the upcoming Hare & Hound event due to an unknown illness that drains his energy levels.

 

It’s been a worrying week for the moto industry, news of any rider injured is tough to take but when a guy as talented, professional and friendly as Robert takes a hit like that the news is hard to swallow.

But we’re a tight bunch, and in situations like this is what makes the dirt bike community a good place to be. Riders, industry folk and fans all around the world have Taylor in their thoughts…

 

 

 

 

@taylor_robert33 stay strong buddy!! 🙏 #weprayingforyou

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Please keep @taylor_robert33 in your thoughts and prayers. I've been getting a lot of people asking for updates and here's the latest from his mom (Linda). Taylor had a gnarly crash at the King of Motos race. He's still in the hospital in ICU and they have him sedated after having surgery last night (internal injuries). They will keep him like that until Friday and then he'll have another surgery. He had more damage done to his small intestines and colon then they thought. There's a few other things and will keep everyone updated as I hear more. I don't want to give out the wrong info. Taylor is a great Kid and I know he'll be back to 100% before we know it. Love you T and keep your head up!!! #tr33 #taylorrobert

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All our thoughts to @taylor_robert33 ! Sure he's strong and will come back soon and stronger!

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All our thoughts and prayers goes to @taylor_robert33 who crashed hard during last King of Motos in the US and is still in the hospital... Here are the last update from @destryabbott " Please keep @taylor_robert33 in your thoughts and prayers. I’ve been getting a lot of people asking for updates and here’s the latest from his mom (Linda). Taylor had a gnarly crash at the King of Motos race. He’s still in the hospital in ICU and they have him sedated after having surgery last night (internal injuries). They will keep him like that until Friday and then he’ll have another surgery. He had more damage done to his small intestines and colon then they thought. There’s a few other things and will keep everyone updated as I hear more. I don’t want to give out the wrong info. Taylor is a great Kid and I know he’ll be back to 100% before we know it. Love you T and keep your head up!!! #tr33" #weprayforyou #tr33 #getwellsoon

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Heal up soon Taylor @taylor_robert33. My thoughts and prayers are with you buddy! x 💪🏻💪🏻

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