Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders sustained an unfortunate injury to his right leg while training in the Australian Outback on Sunday, May 28. The incident resulted in him breaking his right femur. Sanders underwent a successful surgery to repair the damage and is feeling good post-op.

Just one month after grabbing his first ever FIM World Rally-Raid Championship race victory with his win at the Sonora Rally in Mexico, Daniel Sanders’ luck changed dramatically when a minor crash while riding his GASGAS RX 450F resulted in the 28-year-old suffering a broken right femur. The injury was successfully repaired and now Sanders looks forward to returning home and beginning his recovery.

The injury is likely to put Daniel Sanders out of action for several months, but with the aid of his team and medical professionals, he hopes to be back riding and racing as soon as possible.

Daniel Sanders: “I’m so annoyed, not to mention disappointed. All I was doing was having fun on the rally bike and had a small crash, but I’ve ended up like this with a broken leg. Thankfully, the surgery seems to have gone well, which is good news – I’m feeling good too. It’s going to take a while before I can get back on the bike and racing again, but I’m going to do my best to make it happen ASAP. Thanks to all the team for all their support, and hopefully we can carry on the good results from Sonora into the rest of this year.”

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