BELLINO SIDELINED WITH BROKEN ACL
Bad news for Husqvarna’s Mathias Bellino who has been ruled out of the rest of 2014 with a broken ACL in his left knee
Bellino – who sits third overall in the E3 championship – broke the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during round two of the French Enduro Championship in Scaer.
“I’m extremely disappointed to have my season end like this,” told Bellino. “Taking a race win at the GP of Sweden had put me in a strong position to fight for the E3 title but now unfortunately that is lost.”
Leading day one of the event outright, Bellino lost control of his front wheel during a flat grass turn. Putting his foot down to save the crash resulted in a heavy hit to his knee with the handlebar.
“At the last round of the French Enduro Championship I lost control of my front wheel on a grass corner. As I put my foot down to save the crash the handlebar hit my knee hard. Immediately the pain was extreme and I knew damage was done.”
Results of an MRI scan have revealed a break in his ACL that will require surgery on July 10th.
“The results of MRI scans show a broken ACL that requires immediate surgery. It’s difficult to accept this situation but it’s the only option I have. I want to thank the Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing team for their support and I will focus hard to return next year at 100 per cent.”
The injury rules him out of competitive action for the remainder of the season.
Enduro21.com wish the Frenchman a speedy and healthy recovery.