When Henry Jacobi rode off of the track during the final MX2 moto at the Grand Prix of Sweden, it was quite clear that something was very wrong. Jacobi left Uddevalla almost immediately to get his knee checked out and now, less than twenty-four hours later, he has confirmed that his season has come to an end. Jacobi released the following statement on social media.
"My 2019 season came to an heartbreaking end. I wanted that third place in the world championship so bad and finishing third in race one was one step closer to my goal and towards another podium finish. I went into a corner second race, made the pass for fourth and just hit the ground with my foot… I knew immediately that something was wrong with my knee. Straight off the track we got into the camper where @MJacobi29 and @ChrisPo322 went full send to Schloss Werneck where all docs were waiting for me already.
"Now we know I've got a torn ACL and meniscus. I'll have surgery on Wednesday morning and will take some time to come back stronger than ever. I know what's in me and I know what I need to do. Next year will be a big year and I'm looking forward to the opportunity that's been given to me in working together with some of the best and most professional people in MXGP! Also thank you to my @FHRacingTeam for everything they did and do for me! I am sorry I couldn't give you guys back more."
After he failed to score points in the second, Jacobi now runs fifth in the MX2 standings. Not that it matters now, however, as he will obviously not travel to Turkey or China and will slip further down the order.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer