Dean Wilson suffers torn ACL one week before start of Pro Motocross season

By Shawn Smith


May 11, 2018

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna's Dean Wilson announced on Instagram that he tore his ACL on Thursday while testing at Glen Helen.

In his post, Wilson detailed the incident that led to the knee injury:

"I was passing a slower rider and he moved over mid air on me and I got cross jumped I hit his rear wheel and put my leg out and my foot stomped the ground really hard to prevent me falling as I did I heard my knee pop."

Throughout his career, Wilson has dealt with several significant injuries, including torn ACLs in both 2015 and 2016. Over the last 18 months though, he's been both healthier and more productive.

Wilson finished fourth overall in 450MX points last summer in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross competition, with the highlight of his season being a second place overall finish at Spring Creek. He's coming off a supercross campaign in which he was seventh in points but had to deal with a few smaller injury issues.

"I’ll do everything in my power to come back from this even stronger, whether I remain where I’m at or do it on my own," Wilson wrote. "I know what I’m capable of."

You can read Wilson's full post below.

 

Unfortunate news from yesterday while testing for outdoors at Glen Helen on a crowded track I was passing a slower rider and he moved over mid air on me and I got cross jumped I hit his rear wheel and put my leg out and my foot stomped the ground really hard to prevent me falling as I did I heard my knee pop. After MRI results I have torn my ACL and will require surgery. I can’t believe this, just as I was feeling good for outdoors and ready for a fresh start with the outdoor season and something completely out of my control like this happens. I’m Completely gutted. I’ll do everything in my power to come back from this even stronger, whether I remain where I’m at or do it on my own. I know what I’m capable of. Thanks everyone for the support. - - @husqvarna_usa @rockstarenergy @rockstarhusky @shiftmx @foxracing @ethika @iamspecialized @rideshimano @ctikneebraces @mohead25 @ridecalifornia @tgardea @tylarattray @krause328

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