HRC has announced that Evgeny Bobryshev yesterday (March 12) had successful surgery on his damaged ankle. But will he recover to start at Grand Prix of Brazil?

A plate has been added to his fibula to repair the effects of a past injury that had hindered his speed the past two weeks at both the Motocross Grands Prix of Qatar and Thailand.

HRC said that they feel Bobryshev should return to action in time to turn up at the start gate for the next round of the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship, which will be in Brazil on March 29/30.


With 10 days of recovery until Bobby can return to riding, the swift medical attention means he has sufficient recovery and preparation time for his hopeful return at Grand Prix of Brazil.

Bobby joins a growing list of top pilots that have had early setbacks in the 2014 MXGP season. Most notable among them (for British fans) is Tommy Searle who is out with a broken wrist after his gnarly spill in Thailand. Thankfully not as serious for Bobby and it sounds promising that he can return quickly to the GP circuit.

Evgeny Bobryshev said after his surgery: “I went to the hospital yesterday in Belgium where they fixed a plate onto my fibula. From the pain in Qatar and Thailand I thought it was cracked a little, but when the doctors operated they found it was actually broken and the bone had moved a little so they had to reposition it.

“The operation went well though and I was home within a few hours. Now I’m resting totally, and visiting the doctors again every three to five days to check on the healing. As the pain gets less I’ll start some light training again, but I’m not rushing it as I don’t want again to make a mistake and ride again too soon. It’s still early, but at the moment we are planning to race in Brazil.”