FIM Motocross World Champion MXGP points leader Jeffrey Herlings sustained a broken right collarbone today while practicing at Berghem in Holland, KTM Factory Racing posted on their Facebook page.
The team said Herlings is scheduled for a procedure with surgeon Dr. Claes’ clinic in the next few hours to fix a fracture near a plate that was inserted from a previous injury. The team said “it’s extremely likely” Herlings will miss this weekend’s MXGP of Lombardia at Ottobiano in Italy.
Following this weekend’s race there is a two-week break before the MXGP of Indonesia on July 1.
Herlings has won eight of the first ten Grands Prix this year and holds a 62-point lead over teammate Antonio Cairoli. A rider can score a maximum of 50 points during a GP weekend by going 1-1 in the motos.
[Update: Thursday, June 14]
Jeffrey Herlings is officially out for the MXGP of Lombardia in Italy. The MXGP points leader announced on Instagram today that he will miss this weekend. Herlings wrote that if everything goes according to plan, he will be back on the bike next weekend.
The FIM Motocross World Championship takes a two-week break after this weekend, returning for the MXGP of Indonesia on July 1.