June 28, 2006 (Newport Beach, CA) After surgery four weeks ago to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder suffered in a crash at the Vegas Supercross, Ivan is back on his bike. If all goes according to plan he should be ready to rock out the rest of the Outdoor Nationals starting at Millville August 13th.
For three weeks following his surgery Ivan got some much needed R&R back in Texas with his family and then started an intense two-weeks of physical therapy. Already Ivan’s been given the go ahead by docs to get back on his bike and renew practicing, way ahead of schedule. As long as his shoulder stays healthy we can expect him back on the track soon.
“I want to thank Makita Suzuki, Thor, Parts Unlimited, Monster, DVS and the rest of my sponsors for sticking by me while I’ve been out. They’ve been awesome.”, said Ivan. “And I definitely want to thank my fans too. I’ll be back soon! In fact, I’m going to try to make it up to Red Bud and the Moto GP in California, so look for me in the crowds!”
“We’re all just really stoked to see Ivan back in the game again”, said Bobby Nichols of the Sports Syndicate. “We weren’t sure if he would be able to race in the Outdoor Nationals at all, so this is great news. Being his first year in the 250 class, I know he’s excited to ride with his teammate RC. We’d love to see them on the podium together, for sure!”
The next few weeks will see Ivan practicing with the Makita Suzuki team and taking care of his injury so he’s ready to run up front in Millville.