Injuries are beginning to strike contenders in the FIM Motocross World Championship, unfortunately, as Kevin Strijbos crashed and broke his collarbone in Spain earlier today. Strijbos, who has claimed multiple times that this will be his final year of racing at the highest level, was testing with the Standing Construct KTM team at RedSand.
“Well, this just happened today,” Kevin Strijbos wrote on his social media accounts. “Crash and broken collarbone. Tomorrow morning surgery in Belgium. Let’s hope it’s healed quick and that I am behind the gate in Argentina. Feeling really good on my @StandingKTM. Small setback, but we will be back stronger.“
There is currently no timeline on his recovery. However, there are forty-three days to go until the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina gets underway. So, for that reason, it is quite likely that he’ll make it back behind the starting line. Strijbos has struggled with injuries recently, as he missed five rounds last year with an elbow injury.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Suzuki Racing