Kemea Yamaha’s Vsevolod Brylyakov withdrew from the final race at his home Grand Prix, the MXGP of Russia on Tuesday May 1st, after catching his left leg on a rut and twisting his knee. The incident has subsequently resulted in a broken Talus and a torn ACL ligament that will require surgical repair.
The 22-year-old – whose best race result this season was a third at the MXGP of Trentino, Italy – will remain in Moscow, Russia, where he will rehabilitate under the watchful eye of his trusted surgeon, Dr. Sergey Demin at the Moscow Military Hospital.
He said: “I can’t explain the feeling I have right now. The weekend in Russia was amazing, my speed was there and everything was going perfect. I was fourth in the qualifying race, I was feeling faster and more confident with every ride on the bike. To have your season ruined by something as stupid as putting your leg down in a wave section and twisting your knee, I can’t believe my luck. It is such a bummer. I just need to look at the positives now, and that is that I know I am a fast healer and that it is nothing that I haven’t been through before. I don’t want to think about the time it will take to heal, I just want to focus on healing up as well and as fast as I can, and we will see when I can be back.”