Alfredo Gomez has been injured during a training accident and will likely be out of action for the final two rounds of the 2018 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship.
The Spaniard fell yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, February 20) while training alongside his team-mate Colton Haaker.
Alfredo was immediately taken to hospital where it was confirmed he has suffered a fractured fibula on his right knee as well as ligament damage.
Awaiting further medical assessment, Alfredo is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days.
Enjoying a steady start to his 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship campaign, Alfredo is currently sixth in the Prestige class’ provisional championship standings.
That after bringing home his best result of the season in Malaga last Saturday with a strong runner-up result in the third and final heat. Things were on the up for Alfredo.
While the exact length of Alfredo's recovery is not yet known, the 2017 Erzberg winner is expected to be away from competition “for a considerable amount of time.” The press release says.
Andi Hölzl - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “At this stage we don't know the full extent of Alfredo’s injury, but it goes without saying that this is hugely disappointing for him.
“We know that it wasn’t a big crash – a fall on Tuesday, in the matrix section of the SuperEnduro track he was riding on with his team-mate Colton Haaker.
“Alfredo suffered a broken fibula to his right knee, as well as damage to the ligaments. We all wish him a speedy recovery and are looking forward to seeing him back in action as soon as possible.”
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Test Riderjon.firstname.lastname@example.org