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Shane Watts Report: Sad times for the champ

We just received this update from GNCC favorite (and 2000 series champ) Shane Watts...

I'm laying a little low at the moment. Pretty much on a downer in regard to my racing. The rest of my life is all real positive though.

The report from my knee arthroscopy is that the ACL is busted again, and has been for over a year, hence the struggle with my confidence and the continued extremely poor results this year. This knee has already been through five ACL reconstructions.

Biggest news though was of how deteriorated the knee joint was and that if I continue to do more damage to it then I would most likely need a total knee replacement within 5 years. Not nice.

On October 12 I’m heading to Oz for the remainder of the year to heal up. Then I’ll make a decision about my racing future. At the moment it’s pretty certain that I’ll never race again.

Oh well, I’ve only got myself to blame for getting into this position by not giving previous injuries the required time to fully heal.

Live by the sword, die by the sword!!!

Good luck to you and everybody associated with GNCC racing.

- Watts

P.S. This year’s sponsors:

KTM

Fox

Michelin

GPR Stabilisers

Scott

Fastway

One Industries

Renthal

FSB

Cycra

FMF

DP Brakes

Braking

IMS

Motion Pro

RK Chains

Alpinestars

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I saw that coming but it really sucks. He is a great guy, quite a card and fast as hell. I'm not fast but I will never forget the day he shot by me at the WORCS team race in Roseberg Oregon. Awesome. Didn't even look like a place you could pass and he passed me and said "Thanks" like I knew he was there and I was being served :cry:

Loved his huge burn outs and dumping bubbly on the fans.

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