Dean Wilson has dealt with a handful of niggling injuries this year, but been able to ride through them for the most part. The latest issue that he has encountered, a torn ACL, will sideline him for the whole of outdoors though. The injury occurred on a busy Thursday at Glen Helen, as he explains in the social media 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
Just as the caption above indicates, Dean Wilson will reach the end of his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing contract this year. Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne are already signed to contest the premier class for the team, so the common consensus is that there may not be room for Wilson.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/Simon Cudby