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.
Racer X European contributor and On Track Off Road editor Adam Wheeler has the details from this afternoon.
Look like Jeffrey Herlings is receiving a lot of medical attention after crashing in this MX2 heat race. Down for at least 10 mins now— OTOR (@OntrackOffroad) July 25, 2015
Herlings crashed and was hit heavily by Tixier. Looks like a dislocated or broken hip or upper leg. Being moved now into ambulance finally— OTOR (@OntrackOffroad) July 25, 2015
Herlings taken to hospital with what looks like another upper leg injury and what is going to be another hard setback for the 20 yr old— OTOR (@OntrackOffroad) July 25, 2015
You'd have to think that 2015 is over for Herlings with another injury at the track that curtailed his first GP season in 2010 (collarbone)— OTOR (@OntrackOffroad) July 25, 2015
Adam Wheeler is reporting that Herlings sustained a dislocated hip in qualifying.
Latest word from Red Bull KTM is that Herlings has a dislocated hip but thankfully no broken bones— OTOR (@OntrackOffroad) July 25, 2015
Red Bull KTM has confirmed Adam Wheeler's report that Herlings sustained a dislocated hip today in qualifying.