Joe Breeden announced on Instagram today that he will miss the third DH World Cup in Maribor this weekend because of a broken collarbone he sustained at the British National DH Championships just over three weeks ago.
His post included x-ray photos showing a displaced break and a repair with a plate and six screws.
Joe seemed to be on a tear before he crashed. He seeded second in British Nationals and was just a tenth of a second back at the split, but pushed it too far, crashed, and couldn't finish the race. He went into surgery four days later on July 23.
Recovery seems to be going well, but he'll be missed this weekend on the race track at Maribor.
He appears to be healing quite well and is already back to training, so we expect to see a full recovery before too long.
We wish Joe all the best and hope to see him back on his bike soon.