Reports: Jeffrey Herlings Sustains Leg Injury at MXGP of Czech Republic (Update)

July 25, 2015 11:25am | by:
Reports: Jeffrey Herlings Sustains Leg Injury at MXGP of Czech Republic (Update)

Reports are starting to surface from the MXGP of Czech Republic that MX2 points leader Jeffrey Herlings has reportedly sustained a upper leg injury today in qualifying.

According to reports, Herlings crashed and was hit by defending MX2 world champion Jordi Tixier. While details are scarce on the severity of the injury, early reports are that Herlings has been taken to the hospital with what is being described as an upper leg injury.

This is just the latest in a string of injuries for the 20-year-old former world champion. Herlings sustained a broken collarbone earlier this year at the MXGP of Germany when an attempted scrub went wrong. Following surgery, Herlings returned for the MXGP of Sweden where he crashed on the start of the second moto and sustained a gruesome pinkie injury. This weekend marked the first race back for Herlings after missing the MXGP of Latvia.

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Racer X European contributor and On Track Off Road editor Adam Wheeler has the details from this afternoon.  

[Update]

Adam Wheeler is reporting that Herlings sustained a dislocated hip in qualifying.

[Update]

Red Bull KTM has confirmed Adam Wheeler's report that Herlings sustained a dislocated hip today in qualifying.