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Face Time: Robbie Maddison

Robbie Maddison explains why he pulled out of X Games 17

Updated: August 18, 2011, 7:23 PM ET
By Ryan Leyba

The 2011 FMX season has been plagued with injury, from the not-so-bad to the extra brutal. Unfortunately for Australia's Robbie Maddison, his injures thus far have fallen along the lines of the latter. Setting off the chain of events was a big crash via a failed Volt at the Madrid round of Red Bull X-Fighters where he rung his bell to the point of being unable to compete. Shortly after, while training for X Games, he cased a jump on his FMX park straining a disc in his back and further adding ...

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