MURRIETA, Calif. – The FMF KTM Factory Racing Team has issued an injury update on team member Taylor Robert, who was involved in a practice crash incident at the end of February that has left him sidelined due to injuries sustained in his arm and hand.

Two weeks after the initial incident, Robert was able to undergo a successful surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his left thumb as he begins his next step toward recovery. In addition to his thumb injuries, Robert also sustained a fractured ulna and radius in his left arm, both of which have shown favorable healing thus far. According the doctor, the bones in Robert’s arm should heal at the same time as his thumb, giving him another four weeks until the cast is removed and he’s able to start physical therapy.

Robert’s exact return to racing is still undetermined but the team is confident that he will be back on the bike before the first half of the season is over.