All Injuries: MXGP of Italy

A collection of MXGP rider updates

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In for the MXGP of Italy

Max Nagl: Max Nagl has had multiple surgeries on his finger, after injuring it two months ago, but will make it back just in time to compete at the final round of the series. Nagl will use this as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Motocross of Nations at RedBud.

Stephen Rubini: Stephen Rubini originally thought that he would return to racing at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands but was still too beat up after the fall in Bulgaria. Rubini will return to racing this weekend, however, and attempt to end his season with a bang.

Anthony Rodriguez: Anthony Rodriguez actually dislocated his shoulder at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands, which was kept fairly quiet. The injury was sustained less than two weeks ago, which is not long ago at all, but he will still compete in what will be his final race with Kemea Yamaha this weekend.

Valentin Guillod: Valentin Guillod was desperate to turn things around this month, after battling against some kind of virus since his return to racing in May. A fall at the Grand Prix of Turkey left him with a fractured shoulder blade and in an awful position though. It looks like he is back this weekend.

Out of the MXGP of Italy

Pauls Jonass: Pauls Jonass damaged his ACL in the high-profile crash at the Turkish round and has now had surgery to repair the issue. The procedure took place earlier this week, which is obviously going to stop him from racing at the finale. This means that he must give up his fight for the championship.

Pauls Jonass competed in MX2 for the final time at the previous round (KTM Images/Ray Archer)

Romain Febvre: Romain Febvre had a significant concussion and sustained a broken rib at the Grand Prix of Turkey. The broken rib is the biggest issue, it seems, as there is a lot of pain that he simply cannot push past. Febvre has now confirmed that he will skip the Grand Prix of Italy and the Motocross of Nations.

Davy Pootjes: Davy Pootjes did not break anything when he crashed at the Grand Prix of Asia, but he sustained muscle and nerve damage in his back and shoulder. This was only confirmed earlier this month and, once that information emerged, he pulled out of the final two rounds. Pootjes will be with Diga Process next year.

Brian Hsu: Brian Hsu is having a rough time. Hsu was set to return at the Czech Grand Prix in July, after sustaining an injury in March, but dislocated his shoulder again at a domestic race and will not return until next year. It is unknown what his future holds, as he has had not had any noteworthy results.

Benoit Paturel: Benoit Paturel was diagnosed with glandular fever recently, which is an issue that he had attempted to identify since Ottobiano in June. Paturel will not be back on track in Italy this weekend, so the next time that he hits the track will be with the Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki team.

Benoit Paturel will be on a Gebben Kawasaki when he returns to riding (Kawasaki Racing)

Arminas Jasikonis: Arminas Jasikonis has struggled since he hit the dirt at the French Grand Prix last month, hence why he left Indonesia earlier than planned and has not been seen since. Jasikonis will not return at Imola, even though nothing has been announced by his team, and will not appear in the public eye until his new deal is announced.

Iker Larranaga Olano: Iker Larranaga Olano is on the road to recovery, although he will still be sidelined for quite some time. Larranaga got discharged from a German hospital at the end of July, after dislocating both shoulders over in Indonesia, but there is still no specific timeline on his recovery.

Jorge Zaragoza: Jorge Zaragoza is beat up; he has two torn menisci, a torn ACL and a fractured tibia and femur. The severity of the injury was not determined until May and he then had to wait a month for the fractures to heal before he could undergo surgery. Zaragoza has done that now, but still faces a very long road to recovery.

David Herbreteau: David Herbreteau had to end his season prematurely, following his home Grand Prix, as he dislocated his shoulder for the third time and required surgery. Herbreteau is focussed on next season now, although it is unknown what he is going to do. VHR KTM will not re-sign him.

Darian Sanayei: Darian Sanayei bowed out of the current term earlier than planned. The torn ACL that he said sustained in April did not hold up well at all whilst riding, which is why he is recovering from surgery in the United States and focussing on his final term in MX2. Sanayei will start riding in November.

Darian Sanayei will get back onto a bike towards the end of November (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

Jed Beaton: Jed Beaton was edging towards the front of the pack before he had a hard fall at Matterley Basin in May, which left him with a broken leg and ankle. Beaton is not going to return at all this year, which is not much of a shock, but he is about to hop back on a bike. An exclusive interview with him is elsewhere on MX Vice.

Vsevolod Brylyakov: Vsevolod Brylyakov has had such a rough time of it in recent years and, unfortunately, suffered another blow at the Grand Prix of Russia at the beginning of May. A torn ACL was sustained in moto two and forced him onto the sidelines for a significant period. Brylyakov must move up to the premier class next year.

Arnaud Tonus: Arnaud Tonus, who has dealt with a handful of knocks and injuries, has had a difficult year. Tonus is still recovering from the dislocated shoulder that he sustained back in February but is riding again. Tonus has signed an extension with Wilvo Yamaha MXGP, so does not need to worry about his future.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Ray Archer

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