Even more riders have limped onto the injury list ahead of the final round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. There are updates on twenty different MXGP and MX2 riders below. Riders like Shaun Simpson, Darian Sanayei, Alessandro Lupino and more will be also miss the Grand Prix of China – despite the fact that they are healthy – but are not listed below.
|Out of the MXGP of China|
Brent Van Doninck: Brent Van Doninck has been struggling since he sustained a head injury at the Grand Prix of Belgium and has now been told to rest for a month in order to recover fully, so he will not be present at the Grand Prix of China.
Mathys Boisrame: Mathys Boisrame reportedly told the Assomotor Honda team that he would not travel to the Grand Prix of China as he felt unwell. The Italian squad will not have anyone present at the last round of the season despite having all of their material at the track.
Tommy Searle: Tommy Searle crashed in warm up at the Grand Prix of Turkey and suffered a shoulder contusion. The decision was made to skip the MXGP finale as he was still in pain earlier this week.
Romain Febvre: Romain Febvre was on the verge of winning the Grand Prix of Sweden but instead left with a broken femur. The injury has forced his season – as well as his time with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing – to come to a premature end.
Henry Jacobi: Henry Jacobi was dealt a crushing blow at the Grand Prix of Sweden – a torn ACL was sustained without even crashing. Jacobi also tore his meniscus so a long recovery process lies ahead. It is thought that he has already secured a premier-class deal for next year.
Ben Watson: Ben Watson was unfortunate at the Grand Prix of Italy, as a crash in warm up resulted in a clean break of his radius. The untimely fall has effectively ended his campaign and ruled him out of the upcoming Motocross of Nations.
Max Anstie: Max Anstie was taken to hospital with a pneumothorax following the qualifying race at the Grand Prix of Italy and it was later decided that – in order to stop his lung collapsing completely – he needed to rest and miss the rest of the year.
Jed Beaton: Jed Beaton was sidelined before the Grand Prix of Belgium, as he fractured his sternum without even crashing. Beaton will miss the rest of the term and consequently the Motocross of Nations – he is actually already back in Australia.
Davy Pootjes: Davy Pootjes injured his ankle in a crash at the Grand Prix of Latvia, but later returned at the Czech round in July. Another incident at that event sidelined him again though and now he has ended up with (unrelated) inflammation in his wrist.
Bas Vaessen: Bas Vaessen was involved in a horrific fall at the start of the second moto at the Grand Prix of Asia and initially lost feeling from the neck down. The feeling eventually returned and he has now been cleared to start riding again.
Michele Cervellin: Michele Cervellin fell at a round of the Italian Prestige series and dislocated his wrist, which effectively ended his 250F career early. Cervellin will not return before the end of the season. It is thought that he has already secured a premier-class deal for next year.
Julien Lieber: Julien Lieber was en route to a career-best finish at the German fixture, but a crazy crash left him with a fractured elbow. Lieber will skip the rest of the current campaign and move on from the Monster Energy KRT outfit in the off-season.
Antonio Cairoli: Antonio Cairoli dislocated his shoulder at the Latvian round in June but did not think much of it initially. It later came to light that surgery was needed though and that effectively ended his season. Cairoli will be back next year and chasing that tenth world title.
Benoit Paturel: Benoit Paturel has been missing since the Grand Prix of Latvia, where he sustained a leg injury. It was later determined that he has run into the Epstein-Barr virus – like so many others – and therefore he will not race again this year.
Clement Desalle: Clement Desalle underwent surgery following the Grand Prix of Russia, in order to repair the broken fibula that he sustained. A sprained ankle was also picked up in the vicious fall. Desalle has been cleared to start riding.
Evgeny Bobryshev: Evgeny Bobryshev limped onto the sidelines after the Grand Prix of Russia in June, as he required surgery on his wrist and broken right tibia. Bobryshev then faced a significant recovery period and is not even close to getting back on a bike yet.
Conrad Mewse: Conrad Mewse crashed in April and sustained a complicated wrist injury. Progress is being made and actually quicker than expected now – he is back on a bike and will return to returning at the final round of the British series next week.
Sven van der Mierden: Sven van der Mierden fell in July and broke his back. There is no doubt that he'll make a full recovery, but he will not make it back before the end of the season. Everything is moving in the correct direction though – there is no reason to worry.
Alexander Brown: Alexander Brown was a fill-in rider for the Hitachi KTM squad, but crashed at the Grand Prix of France and aggravated an existing shoulder injury. Brown is making progress but will not make it back before the end of the year.
Jose Butron: Jose Butron shattered his ankle in testing in April and will skip the rest of the Grand Prix term. The injury was quite severe, but he has reportedly starting riding again now and is determined to return next year.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer