Originally Posted by Pecha72
JLo skipping Assen would not have decided the championship. But with a little more bad luck, it could have severely affected his whole future sporting career. So pardon me, if I think it was a bit foolhardy to jump on his bike and race. I am glad, that it all worked out great for him, but he just put too much at stake. And mind you again, by doing this he did precisely the opposite to what his doctors had adviced him to do. Heīs not a medical expert, so to me he was playing around with his health. Everybody, including him knew fully well, that he cannot afford to go down again, and itīs not always in your own hands. He was taken out by another rider one year before.
I vote with Pecha72. There is always another race weekend and another championship. Athletes need to take care of their body first and foremost. Then of course, they want to be able to pursue activities after they retire too. Proper rehab is part of being able to.
Jlo was lucky. It turned out well for him. But it wasn't smart.