DEAN WILSON TO UNDERGO SURGERY ON KNEE
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced that Dean Wilson would miss the remainder of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series to undergo knee surgery which will fix a “slight tear in his left meniscus.” After five rounds, the Scottish native was 10th overall in the points standings and consistently fighting at the front of the field, but unfortunately he joined a list of injured riders that is quickly increasing in the 450MX class this season.
One silver lining in the situation is that Deano already has his contract sinched up for next season with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team for 2021, allowing him to focus on his rehab and recovery with the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross season marking his return to racing.
“Dean has been a part of our program since 2017 and we’re excited to keep him on board for another year,” said Stephen Westfall of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. “He is a great guy with an even better personality and we look forward to seeing him excel in 2021.”
Below is the full press release from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team regarding Wilson’s injury:
“Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team’s Dean Wilson will miss the remainder of the 2020 AMA Pro Motocross Championship due to a knee injury sustained during a practice incident last week.
After further review, it was determined that Wilson will undergo surgery to repair a slight tear in his left meniscus and he will begin the recovery process in order to be prepared for the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Stephen Westfall: “It’s unfortunate that Dean had an incident while practicing. We all agreed that it’s best to get it fixed now to be 100% for the start of Supercross. We wish Dean all the best and a speedy recovery.””