Although not actually crashing during the Friday evening super test, the Enduro 2 class rider badly strained his shoulder when the handlebars of his KTM 450 EXC were ripped from his hands when he missed timed one of the many sandy Finnish braking bumps. Soldiering on to finish the test, Aubert afterwards went to seek medical advice at a nearby hospital. Although waiting until 2am to be seen, he was forced to give up and returned to the paddock.
In pain but determined to compete, the Frenchman took to the start line of day one. However, his injury worsened and after struggling to hold on, Aubert was forced to retire for the weekend.
Returning home to France, he underwent an ultrasound on his shoulder where tests revealed that the injury wasn’t as bad as originally feared.
Speaking to Enduro21, Johnny confirmed, “I had an ultrasound on Tuesday, which showed that I have stretched a ligament on my shoulder but luckily it is not torn. The schedule is to make ten treatment sessions with my physiotherapist and begin to train again next week. Thankfully I should be ready in time for the ISDE. I’m excited for this race and will be ready for the fight for the famous trophy with my teammates.”