After a rough start to the season, it looks as if Aaron Gwin is going to be out for a little while longer, focusing on rehab and ensuring everything is good to go for World Champs according to an Instagram post today. We've reached out Aaron and will update this post if there's anything else to add.
|Hey friends, little bit of an update. Shoulder rehab is goin well, makin progress everyday and workin hard to come back strong. My right shoulder is starting to feel decent but unfortunately the left one is taking longer than I’d hoped. I’m able to do easy riding but can’t pull up on the bars hard or handle any type of bigger impact. |
I was really hoping to make National Champs this week and the following 2 World Cups but I’m still a ways out. I’ve been racing injured most of the year and I’m going to be patient with this one and wait till I’m back to full speed. So as of now, I’ve shifted my focus to World Champs. That’ll give me the time I need to fully heal and then a few weeks of riding to get back up to speed. I’ve never won that race and I’m really looking forward to being strong there. It’s been a tough season so far, probably more mentally than anything. I’m really missing ridin at 100% and it’s rough to be watching these races from home.
I’ve been taking advantage of the time away though the best that I can and I’m happy with the progress there. I’ve been focused on rebuilding the strength in my lower body/ankle since the ankle injury a few months ago and that’s going well. Upper body will come next. I’ve had some great meetings with my crew at @intensecycles on bike setup and we’ve got a few new projects releasing in the near future which has us excited.
I’ve finally had some time to finish my house and I’m hoping to get through final inspection in the next week. The amount of paperwork and fee’s to handle all that has been real. Lol Hoping to move in middle of next month, been pretty much living out of a suitcase in by buddies guest bedroom for almost a year now haha. Other than all that and some extra guitar time, I’m just really enjoying this time with my friends back home. The support crew here has been epic and that’s keeping things fun when I’m off the bike. Anyways, long post but was waiting till I knew what was going on and when I’d be coming back. Thanks to all you guys for the support and messages. Really looking forward to coming back and hoping to finish this year strong!—Aaron Gwin
It’s a bold strategy Cotton
Can you please now kindly show us pictures of your (likely) ballin' ass new house and, most importantly, garage? My vision board is ready
Your witness saw that guy get slain
Now there's too many snakes on the plane.
Don't worry. Be happy now.
You can only go fast if you have a bro haircut, 26" wheels with downsized frame, shack of a house and clothes you have owned for 10 years....
If a random guy's business comes good and he buys a nice house, nobody gives a shit, footballer or similar buys a mansion, well thats expected and nobody gives a shit but my god Aarons bought a nice house! He had is hair cut too! No wonder he got injured / hasnt won this year....
@Erotomania: He is mentioning the house and other such personal stuff like playing guitar to give you an insight into what makes him tick outside racing, if he only talked about racing you or someone else would moan about him having no personality etc, cant win.
And I hope you come back strong and stylish (* but after the French on the box ...).
Good luck and come back stronger than ever
Anyone else notice jack has been slipping down the ranks .
Perhaps the M29 is .......??
Just my opinion
While Bruni is my favorite rider, Pierron is amazing and Vergier has what it takes. None of them could beat a healthy Gwin with no mechanicals from 2012-2017. 2018 he was hurt and is still hurt.
Gwin and Sam Hill are the best riders of this generation. Period
Nobody racing today will eclipse Aaron in world cup wins and overall titles.
Minnaar is leading Gwin in total wc wins, but has been racing almost twice as long and more than half his wins are from 1 track. or tracks like pietermaritzburg.
Chainless wins, 8 second margins on the hardest track on the circuit, winning in the wet by almost 2 seconds when the first 75 guys raced a dry track??
I love watching Bruni and Pierron and there dominant run right now but come on.
To not give Gwin his due is insane, just like Sam, he raised the bar for the entire sport.
Seems like the 29 is his curse
I’m sure his injuries are really making him question his faith whilst he simultaneously spends his days enjoying fame and fortune. Real tore up.
Just a crap ass thing to jump into a health status update post and say. There aren't a half million elite level DH racers out there helping fund their own race team of international riders...there are just a few.
Gwin happens to be one of those hard working people who is battling through injury. If it were said about Tahnee Seagrave in a similar circumstance, it would be just as big of a jerk move.
In Jesus' time, a ride on a mammals back was lavishness to all but a few in the population. Lavishness is in how you conduct yourself.
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