Jeffrey Herlings Injury Update

March 1, 2013 9:25am
Racer X Contributor Adam Wheeler is currently in Qatar covering the opening round of the 2013 GPs, and sent us the following update on defending MX2 Champion Jeffrey Herlings who had a bad crash earlier this week:

Jeffrey Herlings has limped off the plane and into Doha after requiring a visit to the doctor's for a training crash from his Red Bull KTM midweek. While the teenager claimed on Twitter he'll be happy with a top five and doesn't even know if he will be able to make the gate through pain to his left knee, there could be a degree of playful gamesmanship to his claims on the eve of what many have been claiming will be a 'cake-walk' campaign ahead for the Dutchman. The depth of Herlings' fitness and pain threshold is unknown, but if he rides to anything like the capacity shown in 2012 then he could still easily win this event.