Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre announced on Instagram today that he will need to undergo surgery next week and will miss more rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
“I wish it was a joke for the 1st April but it isn’t! Tried to ride last week but it wasn’t possible, so had a checkup this week with the surgeon and actually the bone from the tibia is not healing everywhere! On one spot the space between the bone is apparently too much so I have to make another operation next week to clean and take some bones in my hip to put it there! So it means this bike will have to wait again few months to be out! Feel I didn’t have so much luck on that one, I feel so sorry for my team and sponsors as well! Thank you for the support of all my sponsors!”
At the Paris Supercross last November, Febvre sustained a double fracture of the tibia and fibula of the right leg in a gnarly crash. He underwent surgery shortly following the crash and has missed the opening three rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
Febvre is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Jeffrey Herlings in the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship where the two entered the final moto tied in points. Febvre crashed in the final moto in which Herlings won to capture the title.
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