BREAKING: Romain Febvre to miss several rounds from now on – Injury update

MXPG Serdegna 2024, Riola Sardo Rider: Febvre

Two weeks after defying a painful thumb injury to mount the podium at the French MXGP Romain Febvre was forced to withdraw from last weekend’s German MXGP. The Frenchman had further medical examinations this week and the diagnosis is that he will have to rest for several weeks to allow his injured thumb to recover.

The short break between the French and the German rounds was insufficient to permit a full recovery from the injury and, after finishing a brave third in the Qualifying race at Teutschenthal, he was forced to retire from the first GP moto as the pain became too intense.

 Febvre visited a specialist this week to have further examinations. These confirmed that the thumb had ruptured/torn ligaments, which require no operation, and also inflammation and bruising to the bone. The healing process requires time and rest, thus forcing Romain to miss the up-coming GPs.

It’s tough to have an injury at any time of the season but this is especially difficult. It’s not a bone injury as such and there is no way to “short-cut” the recovery time. It could happen to anyone; it’s just a shame it happened to me.”

With six podiums during the first seven rounds of the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship Romain Febvre was clearly established as one of the four main protagonists of the series. 

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