Moto2: Jake Dixon forced to miss Portimao
Jake Dixon will also miss Portimao following his injury sustained at the EuropeanGP.
Jake Dixon is forced to miss the season finale at Portimao this weekend following on from his crash at the European GP which resulted in a broken right wrist. This crash forced him to the sidelines for this race and now the two races which have followed, ending his season prematurely.
Dixon has been on a consistent uptrend in 2020, going from strength to strength each race, improving every single time he is on the bike, even leading the FrenchGP and taking his best race result of P4 in Aragon.
He had hoped to do one better at Valencia but it was not to be, but can be incredibly proud of his progress this year since switching to the Kalex chassis, flourishing in the ‘family’ like Petronas Moto2 squad.
On Friday 13th November, he underwent wrist surgery which confirmed multiple broken bones plus damage to the wrist cartilage meaning the bones needed to be secured with wires, thankfully to the happiness of British fans everywhere, this surgery was confirmed as successful with Dixon able to begin cardio training on Friday 20th November.
Then in mid-December, he will have the wires removed before starting physiotherapy and more intense training to be fit for the 2021 season.
Dixon said, “It’s been a tough time since my FP2 crash at Valencia two weeks ago. Unfortunately, the injury was worse than expected, so we had to undergo surgery on it.
I want to say thanks to Dr Mike Hayton and his team for the great job they did on Friday, and also to my family, team and fans for the support, they have given me this past week. It’s definitely the worst way to finish what was a great second year in Moto2™, but I’m sure this will make us stronger next year.
It’s a pity I can’t participate in the final round of the season because I’m just really looking forward to being back on my bike. We will follow the rehabilitation plan the doctor has prescribed to be fit as soon as possible.”
We wish him the best of luck for his recovery and look forward to seeing him on the top step in 2021.
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