Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Dean Wilson announced on Instagram today that he will get his shoulder checked out tomorrow after exiting the opening round of Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday due to a crash in his heat race.
“Such a disappoint to end my night,” he wrote. “I seen a opening for a pass and I went for it. I was wheeling that section all day and I just got to antsy trying to pass. I will get my shoulder checked Monday and will know further details. I feel like I let my sponsors/fans, friends and family down. I will give you an update once I know hopefully I will be ok.”
We will provide an update on Wilson’s status for round two in Houston later this week.
[Update: Tuesday, Jan. 9]
Following a doctor visit yesterday, Dean Wilson announced on Instagram that nothing is torn in his shoulder, and that an MRI showed a "bad contusion in my shoulder a strained rotator cuff and bone bruising also a sprained wrist."
Wilson said he'll likely miss round two in Houston this weekend, but hopes to return soon.
His full statement is below.
Seen the Dr yesterday. The man upstairs was looking after me. Nothing torn I got very lucky. The MRI report is I got a bad contusion in my shoulder a strained rotator cuff and bone bruising also a sprained wrist. Dr said my muscles in my shoulder are so beat up it’s like someone took a meat hammer and battered them. So anyways I’m lucky nothing is torn. I will be doing therapy every day with @teamdrg and doing everything in my power to be back. It’s not likely I will make Houston as I still can’t lift my arm up but I will just take it day by day. Thank you everybody for the get well wishes and prayers sent I appreciate you all? We will be back. Thanks to all for sticking with me.
[Update: Friday, Jan. 12]
Press day is underway here in Houston. Dean Wilson going to try riding today to see if his shoulder is ready for racing tomorrow. He rode a turn track at home yesterday and it hurt, but was good enough to try some real laps today.
[Update: Saturday, Jan. 13]
Dean Wilson announced on Instagram this morning that he will miss Houston today.
Tough pill to swallow but I won’t be lining up today. I Just don’t feel I have the strength to race and wouldn’t want to put myself or anyone else in danger. Really bummed but hopefully I will be feeling a lot better next weekend with another full week of therapy. thanks for sticking with me.