Red Bull KTM’s Dean Wilson announced today on Instagram that he suffered a torn ACL and MCL yesterday at the KTM test track and will undergo surgery next week. In his first year with KTM, and in 450SX, Wilson had struggled early in the season, but looked much better last weekend in Anaheim, finishing eighth.
Wilson posted the following today:
As my results havnt been the greatest I was excited to keep building my results better and better each weekend. Yesterday was one of the toughest days I have had in my career. Just a normal Thursday training in the middle of my Moto when I made a mistake at the Ktm test track. I am so gutted and disappointed to say that I have torn my ACL and MCL and will be getting surgery next week. Yesterday while I was on the way to the hospital looking out the window at the mountains I was contemplating on quitting and just get a real job and live a normal life. It just seems to be a continuos streak lately and the disappointment is just killing me as a person.... But I know how much I am capable of achieving and how much I love this sport when things are going good . But sometimes it can just be so cruel. I have the best sponsors and people that I can't thank enough for there love and loyal support.. And thx to all my fans for the support to. I wish I could be racing this weekend. But god has another plan for me.. Thx to @ktmusa @redbull @ansrmx @ride100percent @atlasbrace @shoeihelmetsusa @alpinestars @toyotaescondido @maniacwrench @nlsportsinc @ridecalifornia @step1fitness
Wilson is currently fourteenth in 450SX points. We will update this story as we know more.