Geerts injury update – improvement
Jago Geerts says his knee is improving as he looks forward to the second round of the world championship at Matterley Basin this weekend. The Belgian star almost didn’t make the trip to Russia after hurting his knee at Ernee but went 17-6 for 12th overall but despite some good damage limitation, last years runner-up in the MX2 world championship is already 31 points behind title rival, Tom Vialle, who dominated Russia to show his intent on defying the title in 2021.
Geerts, who needs a good performance in the UK, said: “At round one I got some important points for the championship despite my knee injury. At first, we thought it was not possible to race in Russia so in the end it wasn’t too bad. I really like the track in Matterley basin. I got my first GP win there last year so the track suits me well. The lay out is very nice with some big jumps and technical corners. The last couple of weeks, I did a lot of physio and exercises to strengthen my knee. Staying active and training the muscles around my knee is the most important thing to recover fast so that’s what we did the last week. It feels a lot better for sure, but I’m missing a little bit of bike time from the last weeks. We will see how it goes on Sunday, I’m looking forward to line up behind the gate.”