Jago Geerts successfully underwent surgery in Genk on Wednesday for his wrist injury, which he suffered last Saturday in a fall in the qualifications for the Grand Prix of France in the MX2 category. His team Yamaha announced this on Thursday.
Geerts crashed on the steepest descent on Saturday during the first qualifying round of the French motocross Grand Prix. He flew over his handlebars, but made his way back to the paddock under his own power. There he felt severe pain in the left wrist. Examination at the medical center on site confirmed a fracture.
In the coming weeks, Geerts will work closely with his medical team, who will monitor his progress and adjust his rehabilitation plan if necessary. Yamaha has not set a date for a possible return to competition for the Belgian for the time being. Yamaha wishes Jago a speedy recovery and looks forward to seeing him back in action when he is fully fit and ready to return.
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After six Grand Prix, Geerts had a 48-point lead over Italian Andrea Adamo in the MX2 overall standings. He won the motos in Patagonia, Sardinia and Portugal this year. In France during the seventh round, he obviously did not collect any points after his fall in the qualifications, but nevertheless he still counts one point more than Adamo.