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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-16-2009, 9:54 AM Reply   
Sadly, Chris blew his knee (monday I think)?
Going in for surgery today I believe. Chris is the Delta's most talented rider. This was his first year on the Pro Tour. He made the top 40 cut and qualified to ride all of the stops.

Here's to a speedy recovery and a strong come-back!
Old    CRASH (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       07-16-2009, 10:04 AM Reply   
yes good luck
Old    mendo247            07-16-2009, 10:06 AM Reply   
No way!!! Hadnt heard this.. What a bummer. Chris is one of the nicest guys I've ever been around. I was really looking forward to him riding the Tour. Hope all goes well Chris. Heres to a speedy recovery.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-16-2009, 10:28 AM Reply   
Yup his facebook says he's in surgery right now. Good luck. Glad your gettin it done right away. You will be brack in time to put your drysuit on buddy
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       07-16-2009, 10:39 AM Reply   
Good Luck Chris! Bummer,but you'll be back soon.
Old    Paul (gherk)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-16-2009, 10:42 AM Reply   
Damn not again. Hang in there Chris. I'll be joining you on the surgery rehab list shortly.
Old    Dan Noonan (depswa)      Join Date: Nov 2000       07-16-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
Good Luck Chris! We're all pulling for you! Look forward to seeing you on a few podiums in the next couple years!
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-16-2009, 11:18 AM Reply   
Speedy recovery Chris.
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-16-2009, 11:45 AM Reply   
bummer! Get well dude! come back stronger and better! ;-)
Old    Jim Aikins (ccryder)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-16-2009, 12:10 PM Reply   
Bummer Chris, I hope all goes well so you will being the TS9 to Skeezer quit.
"The Jimaikin"
Old    Dave (moman)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-16-2009, 12:34 PM Reply   
NOOOO! That is totally disappointing. Chris I pray the surgery goes (better than) well. The hardest part is recovery so we'll stay in touch. I'll let T know. Keep up that great spirit you have.
Old    David (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-16-2009, 4:37 PM Reply   
Good luck for sure. Keep your head up. With good/hard re-hab you can be back killin it in 6-8 months! Keep us updated on WW. We'll keep your mind pre-occupied! LOL.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-16-2009, 5:05 PM Reply   
Good luck Chris. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-16-2009, 5:09 PM Reply   
Man what a bummer. After all these years and hard work. Well you figured he came back stronger than ever from a broken femur, so this is minor compared to that.

Rich, send him my best!
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-16-2009, 8:59 PM Reply   
Good luck and heal up quick. You will be out there killing it again in no time.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-16-2009, 9:44 PM Reply   
To all: thanks for the kind thoughts and good wishes, I'll pass them on to him.

Chris ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee sunday morning and had surgery today. He was in good hands with the Palo Alto Sports medicine group and his doctor said everything went back together just fine. He sees no reason Chris couldn't be back to 100% with proper rehab by late spring.

If there is any silver lining in this it's that he's had patella tendonitis in that knee for the last year and a half and was probably headed for at least a scope and some rehab anyway. He was basically going to wait until after the Reno tour stop to pursue that treatment. The doc said that condition should be gone after the surgery heals so at least that's out of the way.

I can tell you in spite of this he's no where near ready to give it up!
Old    tommyc (tommyc)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-16-2009, 11:10 PM Reply   
Sorry to hear this. Get well soon, Chris.
Old    Vince Dinatale (supratweaked)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-17-2009, 5:51 AM Reply   
Rich,

Thanks for for the update on Chris. He was very positive when I spoke to him on tuesday. Going to miss seeing the King of the Delta with that unique "Dykmans Style" this Winter on the Delta.
I sure Chris is already analyzing and planning what he is going to work on next.

Heal quick Chris!

See y'all soon

Vince
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       07-17-2009, 7:16 AM Reply   
So bummed for you Chris, heal strong!

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