Three time MX Nationals Champion and MX1 team rider Dean Ferris has successfully undergone surgery to stabilise injuries to his back and ribs, sustained at Connondale QLD on Saturday 8th August.
The RecoveR8 KTM THOR team rider initially spent the first two days following the incident at a local Sunshine Coast Hospital and was later transferred to a Brisbane Hospital in preparation for surgery that was completed on Wednesday 11th August. The goal of surgery was to stabilize Ferris injuries to his back, as a time sensitive priority to ensure recovery could begin.
Kevin Williams, Business Development Manager for Raceline Performance, updated us this morning on Dean‰Ûªs progress;
‰ÛÏDean has a long road ahead of him in regards to recovery but I am very pleased to report the surgery was successful and there have been no further complications from the back injury. Dean has been able to get out of bed under his own power and walk around a little since surgery was completed and all reports are that he will make a full recovery.
"I know the question everyone wants to ask is when will Dean be back on the bike? At this stage it is early days, but with Dean‰Ûªs championship mindset I know he will dedicate himself to rehabilitation and his recovery to ensure he is ready for a return to riding as soon as possible. We are optimistically anticipating a six to eight month recovery period before the injuries are stable enough to begin riding again.‰Û