Diga Procross KTM Racing’s Thomas Kjer Olsen will not start at the Portuguese MXGP in Agueda due to injury.

In the second race of the MXGP in Argentina, Thomas Kjer Olsen collided with an opponent in the air through no fault of his own and injured his hand in the subsequent crash. On Wednesday, Thomas and the team have decided on the advice of the doctor together, not to start at the MXGP in Portugal to let the hand heal completely.

“Due to my unintentional crash in Argentina, my team and I unfortunately have to do without a start in Portugal.” said Olsen. “I tried to ride this week, but the pain in my hand was just too much. I hope to be able to return to full training quickly and continue my performance from the last few weeks.”