Dean Ferris - Injury Update

Posted on September 16, 2020

Dean Ferris is recovering from his back injury and sent out a message on his social media.

Hey everyone,

As most of you know last month I crashed hard while practicing at Conondale. The result was fractures from T4-T7 and 10 broken ribs. I was lucky that medics were on site and all the correct procedures were taken. Initially I suffered with some numbness across my chest but that has resided after having a successful surgery 4 days after the accident.

The first month of recovery has been tough but now I’m feeling really mobile and have completed my first day of physical rehab. It was literally 10min of the lightest possible exercise you could imagine but a massive step for me. Anyway, with every event that happens in life their is equally drawback and benefits and I can see many positives that have come with this injury already.

Thank you so much to all medical personnel that was involved in assisting. You guys are my true hero’s. I’m also very thankful that Australia has such a great medical system available to everyone. I will post more often to share where I’m at along my journey. It will be a minimum 12 months off the bike, I’m ok with that and just really grateful I will make a full recovery. Thanks for all the support and messages from everyone recently also.