News 2 Jan 2020

Wilson declared fit to ride at Anaheim 1 following hip injury

Two weeks since return to riding for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Dean Wilson has declared he will be fit to line-up at this weekend’s 2020 Monster Energy Supercross opener in Anaheim.

Wilson was in question for A1 after sustaining a hip injury during qualifying at the Monster Energy Cup in October, however, he will be back on the bike for round one.

“I have been on the bike for two weeks and to even think that I will line up at A1 is an accomplishment in itself,” Wilson announced via social media. “This injury has been so gnarly in so many aspects. I told my close people when I got injured that this was it – enough was enough and I was done.

“But also this was the worst pain of my life… As a few days went by and things had calmed down, I felt I would be leaving something on the table if I just quit and walked away. So, after an insane amount of PT/gym/training and eating the best I could, I’m lining up at A1.

“I’m a little behind everybody, so I need to give myself a few rounds to get stronger, so be patient with me. But I get paid to race and that’s what I’m going to do. I have the best team, sponsors and fans behind me, I want to personally thank my sponsors for giving me my space and my own time to work on myself the past couple months.”

Last year after lining up as a privateer aboard a Husqvarna – prior to rejoining the factory team – Wilson starred on his way to fourth in the rain-affected 450SX main event.