Bart de Jong crashed hard during his comeback on his MX
Riding MX is as dangerous as you make it yourself, hit the throttle and you go fast, shut down the throttle and you slow down, simple you think.
After popping out his shoulder a few times it was time for Bart to let it fix by the best doctors in the Netherlands and after 2 months of recovery it was time to start riding again. The doctor said: "do whatever you can do" and for Bart that means: Green light to ride!
We went to our local track and started to do some laps but soon Bart was beating his older brother again and he didn't slow down cause his shoulder felt right.......
You know what comes next: Crashing time! Someone was standing on the track in front of me and got me out of my trainingsession to ask if "that guy in the ditch" was Bart, and after seeing #132 the answer was: Yes!
Bart rode in a ditch after a long straight with the throttle wide open on his KTM 125 and jumped over a berm into the trees into a deep ditch and luckily didn't hit his head very hard but I knew it was trouble again with his just recovered shoulder so the ambulance came in very fast and took him to the hospital.
Following a ambulance in my car, suddenly the lights and sirens went on and they went through traffic very fast, that's a bad sign and it makes you crazy but I managed to control myself this time after so many hospital visits in the past but this was my brother and it hurts big time.
In the hospital they checked everything and found out he broke his shoulder and a rib in the back, breaking ribs is no fun but they will heal in 6 weeks but he broke his just recovered shoulder and that's a pain in the ass, wearing the same brace for 2 months again after already 2 months don't make you happy certainly with the upcoming Freestyle CH and Las Vegas Interbike coming in 2 weeks.
If you see Bart at Interbike please give him a left hand and don't hit him in the back or right shoulder, I'm there to protect him as a personal bodyguard! If you want to sent him a message please enter the guestbook cause he can't reply his emails for a couple of days, it's 5 finger typing again!Heal well Bart and take it easy this time!