JEFFREY HERLINGS ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL NOT BE BACK THIS YEAR

Jeffrey Herlings had the points lead going into the Faenza tripleheader when a surprise endo in practice sent him over the bars, to the hospital and out of the title chase.

Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings, who has been sidelined with a neck injury for the last five MXGP races, said, “I have decided to sit out the rest of the 2020 season. All year I been struggling with a recent injury on my foot and I believe it’s the best solution to get this fixed before I jump back on the orange machine, so will have surgery on that next week to hopefully be able to finally being able to ride a dirt bike again in two years without pain.”

Now 136 points behind the points leader, Jeffrey wants to take the rest of 2020 and contemplate the future.

About the Faenz crash Jeffrey said, “The recent crash happened because my foot came off as I had to put my foot differently on the footpeg as I always had pain and that’s why I went over the handlebars and crashed on my neck. On another note, the neck and back injury is fully healed. The last two years have been difficult. Due to the foot I wasn’t able to perform at my best. I believe this can be fixed and that we will have bright years in front of us. For now I would like to thank all my sponsors and partners for believing in me and we will strike back in the future.”

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