News 24 Oct 2019

Port Adelaide injuries sideline Todd for season remainder

DPH Motorsport Husqvarna rider sufferes vertebrae fracture in South Australia.

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MX2 World Championship bound Wilson Todd will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season after suffering injuries at Port Adelaide’s stop of the Australian Supercross Championship, according to the DPH Motorsport Husqvarna team.

The two-time Australian MX2 champion was hospitalised last weekend after crashing heavily in the opening stages of the main event, where he was thought to have suffered a pelvic injury.

Scans later determined that the Queenslander sustained a fracture his T5 vertebrae, while also experiencing significant soreness in his pelvis and hips.

“Unfortunately, it was another tough weekend,” said team manager Boyd Hocking. “I’m devastated for Wilson, after coming third in his heat, and running second in the final until a small mistake in the rhythm section and crashed very heavily, sustaining injuries to his pelvis and fracturing bones in his back.

“Luckily, I can confirm that doctors have had Wilson up and walking, but at this stage, I wouldn’t expect to see him back before the end of the season.”

The 21-year-old indicated in August that he has signed a deal to contest the 2020 MX2 World Championship.