Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Haiden Deegan impressed by securing the 8th position at Detroit Supercross today, showcasing remarkable resilience as he returned to the track mere weeks after a scaphoid injury sustained in a pre-season crash. The seriousness of a scaphoid injury, known for its prolonged healing period of up to six months, adds to the awe of Deegan’s performance. Despite the mystery surrounding the details of the injury, the young rider’s determination is evident, and his toughness promises a positive recovery.
Kris recently shared crucial insights on Haiden Deegan’s situation on social media, unveiling the truth behind his injury. Deegan suffered a scaphoid (navicular) break, which required surgical intervention, typically involving a double-sided screw. While the complete healing process takes approximately six months, stability is achieved after four weeks post-surgery, leaving the subsequent period dedicated to managing pain and swelling. Remarkably, Deegan spent a month off the bike and resumed riding just over a week ago to prepare for the Detroit Supercross. Unveiling the severity of his injury, initially downplayed as a “sprain,” the resilient young rider has proven his mettle and is expected to recover well from this challenging setback.