Team TLD/KTM rider Jessy Nelson suffered a crash in the second moto of the Pro Nationals at Unadilla on 8/13/16. Details are few at the moment but we received this update from his Instagram earlier today. Road 2 Recovery is the only nonprofit in all of action sports to support these riders in their recovery after a severe injury.
In the second Moto at Unadilla, I had a crash in a tricky turn, ultimately ending with a red flag for the race. I went down pretty hard of a direct result of the bike hitting me from behind. I am currently at a hospital in Cooperstown, NY where we are waiting for some swelling to go down in my back before doing surgery. At this time I have limited feeling from my waist down. The hope is that after the swelling goes down, I will get some more feeling back. Thank you all for your support, kind thoughts and prayers. I will keep you posted in the next few days!
R2R been speaking to his team and people closest to him since he hit the ground. No matter the level of injury R2R will be by his side to assist in his recovery. Any support is appreciated at this time. As we know there are a lot of treatments and rehabilitation available that are not covered by insurance and we will do everything in our power to make sure Jessy gets the best care available. Also please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. Once it’s approved it will appear for Jessy to keep his motivation at its highest.
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Encinitas, CA – Update on Jessy Nelson as of 4:30 pm PST. We just got conformation from Jessy Nelson’s camp that he is out of surgery and is in recovery. The doctors spoke briefly with his family and were happy to report that there was no further damage and the surgery went well and according to plan. It is still to early to confidently stay the extent of Jessy’s injuries. Being that this is a critical time for the Nelson family we respect their privacy and ask that you do as well. We can only hope for the best and keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Jessy and the Nelson family would like to thank everyone who have donated, passed along kind words, and keep them in their prayers.