133988_Jeffrey Herlings KTM 250 SX-F 2016Jeffrey Herlings is no stranger to injury. His last two GP seasons were cut short because of a broken femur (2014) and dislocated hip (2015). The hip dislocation doesn’t tell the whole story. His whole year was rough, with a severed pinky finger, injured shoulder and broken collarbone.

The MXGP series has been on hold for several weeks, so like most riders, Herlings was racing to keep his skills sharp. This brings us to the third round of the Dutch Masters series in Halle. Jeffrey had already raced the two previous rounds and won convincingly, and like so many times before, Herlings was out front and walking away from the competition. Only the day didn’t end in triumph. Instead, he crashed and broke his right collarbone. It’s safe to say that Jeffrey had a plate put in so that he can get back to racing the MXGP series soon.

Ever the character, Herlings took to Instagram this morning and posted a photo of a bandage over his collarbone with the message, “Little service. New.” Will he line up for the Czech Republic MXGP round in less than two weeks’ time? Right now Jeffrey has a massive points lead–169, to be exact–over Jeremy Seewer. next We have yet to see if he will attempt to line up at the gate two weeks from now at the MXGP of the Czech Republic. He is the points leader with a 169 point gap over second place Jeremy Seewer. There’s no reason for Herlings to rush back into action. He can sit out two rounds and still be in good shape. Say, haven’t we heard that before?


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