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Injury Update: Jose Butron

Jose Butron suffers injury during testing

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29 April (21:26)

Jose Butron has now shared a video of the vicious crash that left him with an ankle that has been fractured in many places. In the statement that accompanies the clip, Butron simply stated that he will be out for a long time. '17' did confirm that will he indeed return to racing as soon as he reaches one hundred percent again though.

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28 April (23:50)

Jose Butron has now shared another story that confirms that he has had surgery on his ankle, but there are more to follow. It sounds like the next operation will take place in ten days. It seems as though his recovery time is going to be around six months, so his season is effectively over.

28 April (17:17)

The lengthy break in the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship has caught out its first rider, it seems, as Jose Butron has revealed that he sustained an injury whilst testing today. Details are very unclear currently, as there is no official statement from Butron or the JD Gunnex KTM Racing squad at this time.

However, based on the images that Jose Butron shared on social media, it seems as though he sustained an ankle injury. The images showed him being taking away in an ambulance, after testing in the Czech Republic, and then he later stated that he needed an operation. One would presume that he is not going to make the upcoming three-week run of Grand Prix events, if he is indeed going under the knife, which would leave the JD Gunnex KTM Racing team to go racing with Richard Sikyna and Petr Polak.

Jose Butron currently runs twenty-second in the premier class in the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship and has garnered sixteen points across the first eight motos. A sixteenth in moto two at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands was a season-best finish.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX

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