Herlings suffers foot injury in Spanish training incident

World champion’s recovery time still to be determined.

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Reigning MXGP world champion Jeffrey Herlings has suffered a foot injury while training in Spain, forcing him to undergo surgery in Belgium at the weekend.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing confirmed the news via social media, releasing a statement that ensured his operation to repair the damage was successful.

“The MXGP world champion Jeffrey Herlings had an operation on his right foot in Belgium last night after a training crash in Spain yesterday afternoon. All went well for the number 84 and more details about his recovery and rehab will be posted at the beginning of the week. Get fit fast champ.”

It’s unclear how long the Dutchman will be sidelined for, however the injury will impact his preparations for the season-opener, scheduled for 3 March at the MXGP of Patagonia Argentina.

Source: MotoOnline.com.au

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