Team Yamaha¿s Tim ¿Red Dog¿ Ferry Re-Injures Wrist

Ferry to miss ¿Four to six weeks,¿ according to his physician

ANAHEIM, Calif., (July 29, 2004) – Team Yamaha factory rider Tim “Red Dog” Ferry discovered this week that the wrist he injured at the third round of the THQ/AMA Supercross Series in Anaheim has degraded to a point where he is no longer able to compete at the level he is accustomed to.

One of the tougher competitors on the Nationals tour, Ferry said that “It hurts too much to do a single push up.”

“I was out of the cast for only a month before the first round of the AMA Chevrolet U.S. Motocross Championships opened in Sacramento, Ca. (Hangtown),” said Ferry. “I truly believed I could ride through the pain while the injury continued to heal. However, after the event in Troy (Ohio), it was apparent I was putting too much strain on the wrist and it has not healed properly.”

Ferry continued: “I have made an error in judgment regarding the injury and healing process which has now put Yamaha, my other sponsors and myself in a difficult situation. I am very fortunate to have a strong group of supporters behind my program and collectively we have all agreed the best option for us is to take whatever time is needed to allow for a complete recovery of the wrist. We are all optimistic we can be back before the end of the Nationals, but at this point only time will tell.”

Ferry is currently in ninth place in the overall 250 class standings.