Monster Energy Yamaha’s Jeremy Van Horebeek has broken and dislocated the index finger of his right hand, reports the team.

The injured hand is the result of a crash at the start of the GP of Russia MXGP Qualifying Race.

The 27-year-old Belgian was immediately taken to the medical centre where X-Rays confirmed that the finger was dislocated and broken – his hand was put in plaster on site.


“I had a good day today, I finally got the parts for my bike that I had been testing a while back,” Jeremy said in a statement. “I felt good, I was solid in the top five all day.

“I had a good start but I went down at the start with a few guys. What can I say? I was fourth in the championship, so it’s a bummer, but these things happen. Gajser and Bobryshev have both been injured and now it’s me. I guess it’s life, we will look ahead from here.”

It’s a huge blow for the talented MXGP pilot, who currently holds fifth place in the championship standings, level on points with Honda’s Tim Gajser.

Van Horebeek will return home within the next couple of days where he will receive further advise and treatment.