Davi Millsaps Retires

Vital MX: Sad to say, it's something we've been expecting to hear. Davi Millsaps not only took on some masssive damage to his elbow during the off-season...but he took one heck of a blow to the head. With that, his doctors have recommended he step away as further hits could massively effect his life. Albeit that might sound like a no-brainer decisions (no pun intended), it's still had to step away from the thing that's been your whole life. Respect Dave, respect. Now go enjoy the next step! Scroll below for the two-part announcement from Millsaps.

Part 1 After 14 years as a professional Supercross and Motocross racer, today, I announce my retirement from racing. Obviously, this was not an easy decision for me to make. Before the crash that I sustained back in October, I felt great while on the bike, and I was looking forward to an awesome 2018 season with my team, Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing. Everything was falling perfectly into place: my training, my fitness, and the bike. I had high expectations for the 2018 Supercross season. Then, the unexpected happened and life changed so fast. I was sent to the ICU with a major, .concussion, bleeding in and around my brain, and a shattered elbow, along with being bruised and banged up pretty much all over. After months of r .covery and .consulting with my neurologist and family, we came to the difficult decision that it was time for me to retire from racing. I say this with great sadness, and this is definitely not how I wanted to end my career. But health is a priority. When the doctor told me that he .couldn't release me due to the risk that another impact on my head .could be life-altering, not to mention life-threatening, it was pretty tough news for me to swallow. The reality of retirement was very hard to face. It brings out a bag of so many mixed emotions. It saddens me greatly to have to go out like this. I have given so much of my life to this sport. I basically grew up on a track chasing my dream.

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