Derek Kelley Provides Us An Exclusive Update on His Return to Racing

AEO Powersports KTM’s Derek Kelley was slated to ride the 250SX West Region, some 450SX east rounds, and then move up to the 450 full-time in Pro Motocross.

Unfortunately around Thanksgiving time, Kelley broke his ulna and radius. He went in for surgery right away. Six weeks later at his doctor check-up, the X-rays revealed that his injuries weren’t healing and even if they did it wouldn’t have healed correctly.

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Kelley then called around to other doctors, but he was having problems getting into an appointment. Luckily he got ahold of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. The doctor at the clinic said that the original surgery shouldn’t even have been performed the way it was. Kelley was quickly scheduled for another surgery the week after Anaheim 1. So, instead of only sitting out a few rounds, Kelley has been forced out longer.

As it sits right now, DK is about four weeks out from getting back on the bike. He hopes to get back to the gate as soon as possible. Of course this all depends on how he feels when he gets back on the bike. The best case scenario for Kelley is that he will be back at St. Louis, which is on March 30. He looks forward to finishing up supercross before moving up to the 450 for Pro Motocross.

Listen to his full update on the Squad Pod:

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