When current UCI Pro World BMX Champion Warwick Stevenson tore his ACL a few weeks ago it was expected that he would be out for a few months. This would mean a disastrous season missing out on the NBL and ABA season but also not being able to defend his UCI World Title in Bercy, France at the last weekend of July this year.
Turns out that to ride a bicycle, you don't really need an ACL if you wear a brace. Here's the latest from HARO's marketing coordinator Jill Hamilton:
"On Warwick’s injury update, he’s actually back in action now that he’s been fitted with his new brace. He’s racing the NBL race in Vegas this weekend and the ABA race in CA next weekend. Now that he has the brace, he said his knee feels stronger than ever and he’s anticipating being able to race well this weekend."
For those pros hoping they would have one competitor left for the title, this comes as bad news. Good luck to The Warlock.