Ricky Carmichael Out for 2003-2004 Supercross Season with Injury

Pre-season Testing puts an early end to Carmichael's Supercross Season AURORA, Ill. (November 26, 2003) - Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sport's division announced today that Factory Honda's Ricky Carmichael was injured yesterday while training at a test track in California.Carmichael was examined by Dr. Rick Lyon, an orthopedic surgeon from Lexington, Kentucky, earlier today. The result of the examination showed a torn ACL knee ligament for Carmichael, which will require surgery and will cause him to miss the entire supercross season. Surgery to repair the ACL will be performed when the swelling in Carmichael's knee subsides.Due to Carmichael's injury, he has been forced to withdraw from the 2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series, which kicks off in 10 days at Estadio Olympico in Seville, Spain. Carmichael, despite recent rumors, was committed and has been looking forward to racing in Europe for the first two rounds of THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series for some time.