News 29 May 2024

Extent of Ferris injuries outlined following Maitland exit

Concussion and broken hand confirmed for current MX1 champion.

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Defending Australian MX1 champion Dean Ferris’ injuries have been outlined following his exit from the Maitland round of Penrite ProMX over the weekend, recovering from a concussion and broken metatarsal bones in his hand.

The four-time championship winner crashed in practice and was quickly attended to by the trackside Racesafe Medical Team, expected to be off the bike for at lead four-to-six weeks.

“I’m doing okay, but pretty disappointed as I was really looking forward to this round and getting my season back on track,” Ferris commented. “I raced well in Toowoomba a couple of weeks ago, won here last year and felt the momentum was beginning to build again for me.

“I recall feeling good on the opening laps and then started to pick up the pace when I jumped the inside after turn three and it felt like I clipped the dirt mound that marked the track and it then spat me over the bars. I recall the landing seemed pretty violent and it took me a bit to get my head together.

“I was fine by the time I was on the way to hospital and was able to remember what happened. The aim now it to get myself fit and heathy again and target the last three rounds of the championship for when I return.”

Ferris is almost certain to miss Murray Bridge in South Australia on June 23, but intends to be back with CDR Yamaha Monster Energy for the Toowoomba, MX Farm and Queensland Moto Park rounds to cap-off the season. He’s now positioned eighth in the standings.