Team Monster Energy Specialized rider Sam Hill was injured this weekend while training back home in preparation for the upcoming World Cup rounds. Initial observation is that he’s re-aggravated his shoulder injury sustained at Fort William during the 2010 season, but Sam will undergo an MRI first thing this week to get a proper diagnosis. At this time, it looks certain that Sam will miss the Mont-Sainte-Anne and possibly Windham World Cup rounds. 

Photo: Sven Martin

News of his injury comes with personal disappointment for Sam at a time when he was looking forward to turning his series around. “We place a high value on his contribution to the program, wish him well and hope to see him back on the bike soon” said team manager Sean Heimdal

We’d like to thank the following companies for their continued support: Monster Energy, Specialized Bicycles, Mad Catz, SRAM, Truvativ, Rock Shox, Avid, DT Swiss, SDG, Renthal, Troy Lee Designs, Contour Cameras, Maxima, Cane Creek, e-thirteen, Five Ten, Alligator, Obtainium, Freestyle, Kicker, KMC.

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  • Pininator

    6/28/2011 11:08 PM

    That totally and absolutely sucks! MSA was shaping up to be a serious battle still will be, but definitely will be lacking some of the intensity w/o Hill.

    Heal fast and proper!!!

  • iceman2058

    6/28/2011 12:54 AM

    Damn, that really sucks!

  • csykes87

    6/27/2011 10:00 PM

    I guess if you ride in flats you train with them too. (50/50s on the stationary bike)

  • erwinmruiz

    6/27/2011 9:34 PM

    Mad Catz is in the video game business. They use MTB to promote their brand and products.

  • bizutch

    6/27/2011 7:04 PM

    World Cup is at it's best when all it's stars are battling head to head. Get well Hill!

  • mtbmtbmtb

    6/27/2011 7:02 PM

    i'm suprised mad cats is still in the mtb business?

  • Hansolo

    6/27/2011 4:48 PM

    Dang that sucks! Was hoping to see him kill it at MSA!

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