News 20 May 2016

Wilson to undergo wrist surgery during mid-season break

Factory Honda pilot to push through Murray Bridge and Wanneroo events.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Jay Wilson has confirmed he will undergo surgery during the Motul MX Nationals mid-season break following ongoing issues with an existing wrist injury.

Loose bone fragments in the wrist due to a previous injury late last year are the reason behind the surgery and Wilson is set to undergo a small ‘clean out’ procedure following Wanneroo’s round five to cure the problem.

“I’ve been carrying a bit of a wrist injury since round one which will require surgery in the break,” said Wilson. “Even though I’ve got this niggling injury I’m still going to be pushing myself all the way up to round five.”

Although dealing with a nagging injury, the 2015 MX2 motocross champion has thoroughly enjoyed his training in the softer conditions to prepare for rounds four and five of the schedule.

“In the last three weeks I’ve actually had more fun on the bike than I’ve had all year,” he added. “There’s something about the change up of terrain, the sand, that just makes things more exciting. It’s a real skill to be a sand rider so in the last three weeks I’ve been working on riding in softer conditions.

Wilson plans to be fit and ready for a round six return on 3 July at Nowra in New South Wales.