Jeffrey Herlings Injury Update: “I Have to Avoid Putting Any Pressure on My Foot for Around Six Weeks”

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. 

Main image: KTM Images/Ray Archer

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