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MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Having Surgery on Tuesday

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Aleix Espargaro is to have surgery on the hand he injured at Le Mans. The Spaniard had a massive highside during FP3 at Le mans, falling heavily and injuring his hand.

The scans he had at the time showed no sign of fractures, but examinations on Monday by Dr. Mir turned up a torn ligament in his right thumb, a condition more commonly known as skier’s thumb.

Espargaro is to have an operation in Barcelona on Tuesday to fix the problem. The surgery will be performed at the Dexeus Clinic, and Dr. Mir is to update the media on Tuesday afternoon, after the operation.

The aim is for Aleix Espargaro to race at Mugello, but the doctors are unwilling as yet to give an estimate for the recovery period.

With just over a week to go to the first practice for Mugello, recovery time is very short indeed, especially as this is the thumb of his right hand, which is so important to motorcycle racers.

Source: Ecstar Suzuki Racing

David Emmett

One of MotoGP's most respected journalists, David Emmett is the proprietor of the esteemed MotoMatters. We are very grateful to republish David's work here on A&R...though dread the day we ever again get in a car with him.

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