Dylan Ferrandis Is Back Riding

Oh, snap. Look who is back riding.

The Pro Motocross Twitter account posted a photo today of defending 450 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion Dylan Ferrandis back on the bike and riding. 

Ferrandis, who won the title as a rookie in 2021, has been out all outdoors after tearing a ligament in his left thumb at the pre-season ride day at Fox Raceway prior to the season opener in late May. 

Here is what Ferrandis had to say after the injury: 

“Unfortunately I had a small crash Tuesday and I hurt my left thumb, I thought it was minor sprain but the medical exam showed broken ligament with Stener effect, which mean it will never recover without a surgery.

“I wanted to try to ride Saturday but without surgery in the few weeks the ligament can die and the damage can be irreversible for the rest of my career. We decide with the team to go for the surgery now to have me back at my full physical capacity as soon as possible that mean I will miss the beginning of the motocross season.

“I am at the saddest point of my career to have to miss a championship that I won last year and to not put the #1 plate where it belong, I worked so hard and invest everything I could to win again this championship, this sport is so ruthless, I have broken heart for my sponsor and people that help me I’m sorry.”

On the broadcast this weekend, Jason Weigandt reported that the Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team was hoping to have Ferrandis back at some point this season. 

Ferrandis’ teammate Eli Tomac is of course locked in a tight title chase with Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton, who holds a slim on point lead over Tomac after six rounds. 

At this time it is unknown when Ferrandis may return. 


Ferrandis posted a video of him riding and said he hopes to return for the last four rounds.

Main image: Yamaha

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