Kyle Wyman ready for Laguna Seca following successful knee surgery
NEWS July 10, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Kyle Wyman Racing:
LOS GATOS, Calif. (July 10, 2014) - Kyle Wyman had successful surgery on his right knee yesterday to remove fragments left over from an old injury. The New Yorker flew out early to California to have the procedure at the hands of Dr. Maury Harwood, just days before this coming weekend's pro road races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
In 2009, Wyman suffered spiral fractures of the tibia, fibula and tibia plateau during an AMA Pro qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway. Over the course of nearly five years, he has now had 10 operations on that leg to fix the broken bones. The most recent procedure was initially just to remove fragments, until they discovered a torn meniscus once they were inside.
"It seems like routine to have gone back in for surgery on this leg, but I think we are in a really good place now," Wyman said. "This was the most minor operation that I've had, and it was more of a fine-tune type of procedure. I'm glad I had it done because they discovered another issue with it once they got in. I'm looking forward to the increased range of motion that will come from the operation."
Despite yesterday's surgery, Wyman will face back-to-back events of AMA Pro Road Racing. Firstly, this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and next weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He says the knee will play a factor.
"It's going to be sore, that's for sure," added Wyman, who will again compete in two classes at each event on his Millennium Technologies/KWR machines. "It's very swollen and tight today, but I'm going to do everything in my power to control the swelling over the next two days and try to minimize the effect over the weekend. It is what it is, so either way I'll show up as ready as I can be and give it my best effort."
Wyman will also be racing without his familiar #33 competition number this weekend at Laguna Seca, as AMA Pro Racing has given special allowance to allow him to run #11 as tribute to Harvey C. Rousseau, Grandfather of the Wyman brothers, who recently passed away on June 25.
"Grandpa Harv ran #11 throughout his whole car racing career," Wyman explained. "He was a strong, resilient man who I respected to no ends for what he overcame in his life. I couldn't think of a more fitting time to run his number than while being up against this knee surgery. I will be giving it my all this weekend in his honor and I hope to make him proud."
This weekend's races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will not be aired on Fanschoice.tv. Keep up to date with Kyle's weekend through his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kylewymanfans.
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