Crendon Fastrack Honda’s Jake Nicholls has been ruled out of this weekend’s Revo MXGB season opener at Culham.

Nicholls has been back riding his Honda CRF450R in the last week but medics have advised him to stay off the bike in case of further injury.

The 31-year-old who has been working hard at rehabilitation since he fell and hurt his hand and shoulder over six weeks ago in a test session, resulting in muscle and nerve damage to the shoulder.

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“Until this evening we were hoping Jake would be ready to race because he has worked so hard and as a total professional, we all know how determined he is to get on the start line,” said team boss Dave Thorpe.

“We must respect the advice because what’s important is Jake’s long-term health and getting fit so he is ready to race. He is absolutely devastated at the news and we all wish him all the best for a speedy return.”

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