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Of all the disappointments of X Games 17, with Travis Pastrana going down and Kyle Loza and Robbie Maddison pulling out, few stung quite as much as Blake "Bilko" Williams' decision not to ride Best Trick or Freestyle. Turns out, a knee injury suffered just before the event was too much to overcome. So, despite having arguably his best competitive year ever on the Red Bull X-Fighters tour, he was forced to miss X Games for the second year running and added insult to injury when he missed X-Fighters Poland and fell out of the top three in the tour's ranking. Here, just out of surgery, he talks about the injury and disappointment of a very painful season.