Hitachi KTM UK rider Jake Nicholls has hinted his GP career may be over after his unfortunate hip injury.
Nicholls said on Instagram: “Not the way I envisioned exiting GPs.” Before saying he isn’t even allowed to sit up for the next three weeks.
Nicholls also revealed he didn’t even crash! “Yesterday in the 2nd moto I went in a bit deep around a corner and somehow dislocated my hip, I didn’t crash but fell off the bike in agony shortly after. Hasn’t really sunk in yet but I’m just happy yesterday is over. No one has really said anything to me here yet so I don’t know when I’ll be able to go home.”
It is a bitter blow for the popular Nicholls who has more than enough injuries in his career. He was also in good form this season, leading the British championship and mixing it with the best in the world in MXGP.
You can read what Jake had to say in his latest update here:
Not the way I envisioned exiting GP's. Thanks to the medical staff at the track, they were good with me and a couple spoke good English. Thanks to Ian Browne and Shaun Osman for staying down here for me overnight, as well as my poor mum who came all the way to watch and never got to due to food poisoning on Saturday then dealing with me Sunday night! And mainly thanks to my gorgeous wife who flew out yesterday to be with me. Unaware what's happening from here but I'm not allowed to sit up for 3 weeks so it's not great. #gutted