Scottish star Dean Wilson’s Supercross season dashed by injury

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Scottish AMA Supercross star Dean Wilson has had his debut season in the 450cc class potentially cut short after a training crash tore his ACL and MCL knee ligaments, potentially leaving him out of action for up to six months.

Wilson, the 2011 AMA 250cc Motocross champion, signed a two year deal with the factory Red Bull KTM team covering both AMA Supercross and Motocross, but with severe damage to the joint his entire season could now be in jeopardy.

“As my results haven’t 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 continuous 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 their love and loyal support.”

With the relentless Supercross calendar that sees racing nearly every weekend between now and April, Wilson will no doubt be aiming for a return to the Motocross series that kicks off following the conclusion of the indoor championship in May.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer