Yamaha press release: Following a heavy fall in the final race at the 16th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Uddevalla, Sweden, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Romain Febvre has suffered a broken left femur. After finishing second position in the opening race, Febvre was chasing the Grand Prix victory in moto two. The former World Champion took the holeshot on his YZ450FM and led the first 13-laps before high-siding over a single-jump after changing his line to pass a rider that was one lap down. He landed heavily on his left thigh and was immediately taken to the trackside Medical Centre for observation.
The doctors and paramedic’s onsite confirmed that his left femur was broken and transferred him to Trollhattan hospital where he went underwent an operation on Monday to have to have a rod surgically inserted into the bone for stability. Febvre will recover from the operation under the watchful eye of his surgeon at the Trollhättan hospital in Sweden until he is fit enough to travel back to his residence in Belgium.