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Todd Waters fractures collarbone at MXGP of Latvia | News

Team HRC rider Todd Waters will most likely miss several rounds of the MXGP after fracturing his collarbone in a crash at the MXGP of Latvia.

The 27-year-old was enroled to the factory Honda team as the replacement rider for the injured Brian Bogers.

Unfortunately for Waters, his return to the MXGP did not go to plan when the Queensland local crashed in Qualifying and fractured his collarbone. He was immediately taken to Latvia’s capital city Riga in order to undergo more extensive medical evaluations, more information will follow when available.

“Well there is not much to say, really,” said a devastated Waters. “It was my first day back in MXGP and obviously I was a bit nervous in the first two sessions, but in the race I managed to get all the way up to the top-ten and had a good pace.

“I was in eighth place and closing in on Jeremy Seewer, but then I jumped a bit too long on the uphill double, landed straight into the braking bump and got thrown over the handlebar. Obviously I’m devastated: this is surely not the way I wanted my MXGP return to be, but that’s racing: all we can do now is to do whatever is needed to be back on track as soon as possible – and as fit as I can. I want to thank the team for their outstanding work, as I was really enjoying riding the bike this afternoon,” Waters finished.