Jeffrey Herlings has confirmed rumors he has injured his shoulder in a practice crash at the Dutch National championship.
Herlings took to Facebook to confirm his injury: “Hurt my shoulder in practice and now I’m on the way to the hospital to make x rays.”
Herlings has had a torrid start to the season after getting a stress fracture in his leg in pre-season after recovering from his shoulder injury at the end of last year.
He then got sick with a virus after Thailand and missed the first round of the Dutch championship last week, now it looks he has suffered another injury.
UPDATE: Herlings has just taken to Twitter today ( Monday) to give a cryptic update on his progress: “It doesn’t matter how bad things go,You just have to BELIEVE. And don’t let negativity take u down.I keep on hoping..I don’t give up that quick.”
Does that mean the defending World Champion will be in Brazil or not? It sounds like it might just be touch and go!
Words: Jonathan McCready
Picture: KTM Images