Following his crash at Jimboomba supercross Dean Ferris will continue his recovery in the hospital for a few more days, he revealed today.

The Australian had a heavy fall in a heat race at the opening round of the domestic supercross championship which was serious enough for the 28-year-old to transported to the hospital.

Ferris underwent head and chest scans and it appears the only injury is a contusion to his right lung, which will require close monitoring for the next day or so.

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He wasn’t able to say when he would return to the Australian Supercross Championship.

“As most of you know I went down hard at Jimboomba on the weekend,” wrote the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider on social media. “I’ve been in hospital since but hopefully will be out in a day or two. I suffered from a contusion to my right lung so doctors are monitoring it very closely. Everything else seems to be clear.

“Thanks for all the support and get well messages. It’s been a very long time since I crashed and ended up in hospital, not ideal but will still learn from it. I’ll rest up for a while and keep everyone updated with my recovery time.”

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