Ferris hit the ground hard in the third moto at Moree resulting in trauma to his chest and hand. Coughing up blood, Ferris withdrew from the round and was transported to hospital. Still coughing up blood yesterday, Ferris looked in doubt for the series finale at Coolum however his condition has improved today and Dean Ferris has confirmed that he will race.
Dean Ferris says, “I decided last night that regardless how it went with the doctors and specialists today that I wanted to race. Pain is only temporary.”
“I hit the ground hard at Moree and my chest and lungs got squeezed hard against the ground. I did ligament damage to my hand but nothing is broken so with some strapping I’m good to go for the weekend. I will have surgery on my thumb on the Monday night after Coolum but it’s not that big a deal. Doctors say I’ll be back on my bike in a few weeks so thankfully it won’t affect my consideration for the Australian Motocross of Nations team.”
“I’m looking forward to Coolum. I’m normally really strong at that track and it’s not a hard-pack track so that will suit my hand even better. I’ll do my regular cycle work this week and be good to go this weekend. I feel I’m good enough to race at the front! ”
Although his lead in the series was lost at Moree and his Championship aspirations dealt a harsh blow, Dean Ferris along with his Monster Energy Kawasaki team mates, Billy Mackenzie and Phil Nicoletti ,will be out to win as many races as possible at the final round of the Australian Motocross Championship at Coolum this weekend !