Ashton Dickinson miraculously walked away from a hellish first-turn crash in Loket, but months after the Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee rider expected to return to racing, he is understandably still finding his injury fight a gruelling challenge.
Dickinson was run over by numerous bikes during round five of the FIM Motocross World Championship in July in what was a terrifying crash. The Yorkshireman had planned to return to racing at the Blaxhall round of the British Motocross Championship. However, he was devastated to learn that his recovery would take longer than had initially thought.
After “getting rode over like a speed bump” as he so vividly summed up, the main concern was with his head, concussion symptoms, and a hairline crack in his T7.
Now, many weeks on, Ashton has offered a more detailed assessment of his injury status via a long Instagram post.
Just an updated Message and a thank you to many of my 2021 Privateer sponsors and to Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee.
After my Crash at Loket GP, where my head was ran over by a number of bikes on the start. Some people may have judged my injury differently and still do, then some people have understood the seriousness behind head trauma and why I have had to be non-existent and very cautious with what I’ve been doing for the last 11 weeks.
I’m certainly in a better place than I was 11 weeks ago when I was just thinking the worst and just couldn’t see a positive outcome at all.
I’ve had multiple CT Scans and MRIs and it’s been nice to hear the doctors give some positive feedback about my head and how I am on the right track. Along with my head scans I’ve had full body MRIs and found that I have some internal Lesions inside my upper torso/rib cage area which is where I’ve had just as much pain as my head.
I’m waiting on a report from the doctor to describe how dangerous these Lesions I have are to my body, but in the meantime, I’ve had corticosteroids injections into my rib cage joints to try to free up some inflammation which is causing me to be in pain and not very mobile with my upper body.
I have a good chance to be back on the bike in 2022, I’m just hoping the lesions are a positive outcome. Will update more when I know.
Many many thanks to the people that have been on board with me in 2021, it’s been a massive eye-opener to know that people do still believe in you if you show them you have heart and determination.
With a big thank you going to Roger and the full team over at HITACHI for giving me an opportunity this year, we were going well but unfortunately, it didn’t work out in our favour, but I thank you guys and wish the team much success in the future.
Hope to see everyone next year, I’ll cross my fingers.
If you would like to send Ashton a message of support you can reach him on Instagram here. In the meantime, everyone at TMX wishes you well Ashton – heal up and we will see you on the track before you know it.