News 21 Jul 2022

First laps complete by Webster in riding return

Decision to be made on QMP comeback in coming weeks.

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Following surgery, on his right ankle and left foot, Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster has returned to riding and completed his first laps back during the week.

Webster crashed while training post-round two of the 2022 Penrite ProMX Championship and initially went under the knife to insert two screws and a bone graft on his left navicular.

It was later decided that the number 96 would undergo a second surgery to place screws in his right ankle, also broken in the fall. However, that operation didn’t increase the recovery time as the injuries on each side effectively overlapped.

Now on the mend, Webster was cleared to start riding and has spent the last two days on the bike, with positive sensations.

“I got cleared from the surgeon the other day to start getting back into slowly, so I took that on board and started riding the next day,” Webster said to MotoOnline.

“I rode Tuesday and Wednesday, and everything went pretty good really, my feet were fine, that was the main thing I was a little bit nervous about, but they actually turned out really well.”

Webster’s return on two wheels surfaces the question of when he will make a racing comeback, with round six of ProMX taking place this Sunday at Coffs Harbour and the seventh round at QLD Moto Park (QMP) three weeks later on 14 August.

“I’m not sure as to QMP yet, I’ll just see how the next sort of week or two goes really and make a decision from there,” he added.