Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing MXGP rider Romain Febvre has released an update on his condition following a crash at the 2018 MXGP of Turkey. During the timed qualifying session on Saturday at Afyon, Febvre went down on the high-speed track and was taken from the circuit by ambulance to a nearby hospital with a concussion. This forced Febvre to withdraw from the rest of the weekend and immediately sparked concern on his placement with Team France for the 2018 Motocross of Nations.
On Sunday Febvre released a statement that confirmed he suffered a concussion and a broken rib in the crash, two injuries that will put him on the sidelines for an undetermined amount of time. Febvre has sustained a number of concussions in recent years, including one in a hard crash at the 2016 MXGP of Great Britain at Matterley Basin that sidelined him in the middle of the season and ended his 2015 title defense.
Despite the crash and uncertain timeline for return, the French Federation has not indicated that Febvre will miss the 2018 Motocross of Nations in October and for now it looks like he will still line up alongside Gautier Paulin and Dylan Ferrandis at the international event.
As you know, I had a big crash on Turkish GP's at time practice. The exams revealed nothing serious except a head concussion and a broken rib. I will now have to rest and wait to feel better. I am very disappointed with this crash because the speed at the end of the season and on this track was good. I would like to thank you for all your messages of support. Comme vous le savez j'ai fait une lourde chute sur le GP de Turquie aux chronos. Les examens passés dans la foulée n'ont rien révélé de grave si ce n'est une commotion et une côte cassée. Je vais désormais devoir observer une période de repos afin de récupérer au mieux. Je suis forcément déçu de cette chute car la vitesse en cette fin de saison et sur ce circuit était bonne. Je vous remercie pour tous vos messages de soutien. @yamaharacingcomofficial @monsterenergy @kythelmet @alpinestars @peppunderwear @rynopower @ctikneebraces @progrip #wagnermeca #tonon #yamaharacing #revsyourheart