Valentin Guillod confirmed today that he has undergone successful surgery on his right hand following his crash in Orlyonok, Russia.

Last weekend Guillod was involved in a first turn crash in the MXGP of Russia Qualifying Race with Jeremy Van Horebeek. Both riders would then withdraw from racing in the Sunday motos, sporting injuries remarkably similar.

On Saturday evening Guillod confirmed he had broken his metacarpal in his right hand and that he would fly back home for surgery.


That surgery has now been completed successfully reports the 24-year-old Swiss rider. “Surgery went well, thanks to the doctor Glauser and his staff. Lil factory Titanium parts [referring to the plate and pins]. Thanks for your support guys.”

It’s been a tough season for Guillod as he sits 21st in the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship with his best result coming last month at Ernee in France with two 14th place finishes.