Coming off the back of a great Supercross season with a career-best third place, Briton Dean Wilson has now injured his knee and will miss the whole US outdoor season.
The factory Husqvarna ace said: “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.”
Wilson’s Husky deal ends at the end of the year, and with Zach Osborne moving up to 450s it seems there is very little chance he’ll get re-signed. It’s also a blow for Britain’s Nations team. Wilson was part of the three-man squad that put Team GB on the podium in 2017 and with the 2018 event in the USA, he would have been an obvious candidate for the slot.