EUROPE. Well for race fans there is not a real surprise that Jeffery Herlings is back on the bike after his training crash where he broke his collarbone, which has since had surgery to stabilise it.
The collarbone is an interesting bone in the body, the Clavicle is a stabiliser bone, a strut between the sternum or breastbone to the shoulder blade, and when it breaks the shoulder drops has no stability and the main cause of injury is blunt force trauma.
The issue now for Herlings is depletion of fitness and remember as a professional athlete pain management options, and to assure that documentation is approved just in case Herlings gets tested by WADA. Another issue is for the body to repair and fight any possible infection. depending on the wound side of things as long as the surgery site has healed it is up, it is up to the mental strength of Herlings on what he can do, and he has raced with a broken femur and numerous collarbone fractures. Now, if Herlings bumps or breaks the skin, that is when issues will happen and the probability of infection is quite high and medication that will have to be prescribed to combat that, obviously a risk Herlings is willing to take.
With rounds 12 and 13 slated for Indonesia (01 and 08 July 2018), a tropical climate, so hot sticky, sweaty, the ideal place for wound infection. However, with Antonio Cairoli winning both motos in Italy (FIAT Professional MXGP of Lombardia 17 July 2018) Herling’s lead has demisted to 12 points, looks like Herlings wants to get the MX1 Championships silverware in the cupboard with the rest of his World Championship Trophy Collection.
IMAGE: Herlings Instagram.