The 2022 FIM World Motocross Championship gets underway this weekend at the MXGP of Great Britain and it will start without defending MXGP World Champion Jeffrey Herlings and runner-up Romain Febvre, as both are sidelined due to injury.
Herlings sustained a heel injury in Spain in early February and will miss at least the opening few Grand Prix rounds.
“I had the stitches out from my heel a few days ago and now I have to avoid putting any pressure on my foot for around six weeks,” he said in a recent team press release. “I will start physical training again next week with some activities like swimming. Obviously, I’m pretty limited at the moment but I don’t have any pain and now we just have to be a bit patient before we can look at it again, do some rehab and start riding. Best of luck to the Red Bull KTM team this weekend. I wish I was there but we’ll be back soon.”
Following the opener this weekend, the series heads to Italy on March 6 for round two and then to Argentina for round 3 on March 20.