Camarillo, CA, July 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- After much longer than he anticipated, BTO Sports
KTM motocross racer, Andrew Short, is back to racing.
A few months ago in East Rutherford, New York, “Shorty,” as he’s affectionately known to his family, friends, and fans, broke his knee cap on the final lap of a race. He still managed to finish fifth in that race, but he has since been sidelined.
Thankfully, the injury did not result in a crash, but it did require Short to undergo surgery. “The injury caught me off guard a bit,” says Short in an interview. “My only objective since I got injured in New York has been to get healed and back to racing as quick as possible.” Due to an allergic reaction to the heavy gauge dissolvable stitches that sealed up his incision, Short is still overcoming repercussions from the injury today, though he’s tried to not let it slow him down: “After I got through [the pain and initial recovery], I devoted my time and energy to rehab.”
Short has gotten rehab assistance from his trainer Seiji and his doctor, Dr. Ting. Their individual specialties and combined work has made the entire process much smoother for Short’s rehab and recovery. Though he still occasionally deals with swelling from the allergic reaction and is still not at one hundred percent, he says, “It feels great to be back riding. I know once I get over the ‘hump,’ I will be able to enjoy being back at full strength.”
Participating in testing in California has been a recent highlight of Short’s racing, and he stated that “WP and KTM are pushing the envelope with their suspension, and it’s fun to be involved. For Team BTO Sports and KTM, this [experience] has been a crucial part of our partnership in terms of racing at a high level with the KTM organization.”
After such a significant injury, Andrew Short is returning to racing with the positivity and quiet confidence that all of his fans and fellow racers have come to know and love. “I am hoping to be out there, learning and racing with my competitors, each and every week,” he says. “Until then, I will work on my strength, health, and mindset to be the best that I can be.” BTO Sports welcomes Andrew Short back to racing with open arms, a great bike, and excitement and confidence in his skills as a racer. Visit the BTO news blog
to read Andrew Short’s full interview on his return to the track.