World MX: Ken De Dycker Suffers Wrist Injury

Cycle News Staff | December 23, 2013

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX1 rider Ken De Dycker was injured in an accident on Saturday, December 21 at the Lommel circuit, the big Belgian rider suffering multiple fractures to his left wrist.

The 29-year old De Dycker was hurt in what was essentially a recreational ride after he’d finished testing with the factory team in Italy.

De Dycker, who had been training with the team in Rome, returned to Belgium and went out to put in a few fun laps on his KTM 250 Enduro bike when, according to KTM, he was unable to avoid a stationary rider after clearing a jump.

De Dycker finished third overall in the MX1 World Championship and was also a part of the winning Belgium team at the Motocross of Nations.  He underwent surgery in the Belgian town of Herentals in which the fractures secured with plates and screws. Accoridng to KTM the surgery was successful and went off without any complications.

There is a possibility that De Dycker may miss the first race of the season but he has said he was confident and ready to do everything necessary to try to get back on the bike as soon as possible, KTM says.