Britain’s Dylan Woodcock has broken his back after being involved in a brutal crash in the whoops section at the third Houston supercross round.
The whoops at Houston #3 were “tough” on Saturday night, that’s not our description, that’s how Yamaha works rider Malcolm Stewart described them.
There were a number of riders struggling with them and the whoops certainly bit Woodcock hard. In the scary crash, the Essex man was bucked off while he was holding a transfer spot in his heat race, and the resulting off left the privateer with a broken back and numbness in his legs and feet.
From his hospital bed, Woodcock explained what happened. “Gutted I’m writing this post,” he said. “My rear end skipped out and I tried to keep it wide open but ended up landing on my bum from being fifth gear in the whoops to a dead stop.
“I have had a lot of pain in my back and numbness in my legs and feet — pretty scary right now but I’m still smiling and taking the positives from this all in the hospital.
“Thanks for all the messages and everyone for the support I’m sure I’ll bounce back better than ever.
Today, Dylan thankfully had some positive news to share. “The feeling in my legs is slowly starting to come back and I took my first steps today, they may be little, but it felt amazing,” Dylan said.
“Still struggling with feeling in my feet and my back is broken but it could be worse. Smiling from ear to ear so it’s all positive.”
Dylan has received hundreds of get-well messages on his social media account from both fans and riders alike.
Tyler Bowers said: “Feel better dude.” Max Anstie and Darian Sanayei both said to heal up. While Jake Nicholls said the same, adding that he was “impressed with his riding”.
Woodcock had successfully qualified for the first two rounds in Houston and looked nailed on to continue that run until his crash. You can see the brutal Houston crash below as well as his recent social media post.