August 26 (16:39)
Following a heavy fall in the final race at the sixteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Uddevalla, Sweden, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP's Romain Febvre has suffered a broken left femur.
After finishing second position in the opening race, Febvre was chasing the Grand Prix victory in race two. The former World Champion took the holeshot onboard his YZ450FM and led the first thirteen-laps before high-siding over a single-jump after changing his line to pass a rider that was one lap down. He landed heavily on his left thigh and was immediately taken to the trackside medical centre for observation.
The doctors and paramedic's onsite confirmed that his left femur was broken and transferred him to Trollhättan hospital where he went underwent an operation this afternoon, Monday August 26, to have to have a rod surgically inserted into the bone for stability.
Febvre will recover from the operation under the watchful eye of his surgeon at the Trollhättan hospital in Sweden until he is fit enough to travel back to his residence in Belgium.
An update with more information will be shared on Yamaha's official social media platforms when available.
August 25 (18:46)
Romain Febvre was almost perfect at the Grand Prix of Sweden today, as he came up just short in the first premier-class moto and led the second stint for a long time. A hard crash towards the end of the day left him in pain on the side of the track though and eventually resulted in him being stretchered off by the medics. Updates are sparse at the moment, but Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing did confirm that he has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken left femur.
Further updates will be available on MX Vice in due course.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer