Andrea Iannone has further aggravated the shoulder injury he picked up while testing at Mugello. While out running, Iannone tripped and fell, and dislocated his injured left shoulder when he stretched out his arms to break his fall.
Iannone had an MRI scan done on the shoulder in hospital in his home town of Vasto, Italy, after which the doctors put the shoulder back in place.
The doctors passed Iannone fit, and ascertained no obvious injuries, though they expressed doubt at the state of the tendon in his shoulder.
Iannone is having Tecar therapy, an electromagnetic stimulation therapy, on his shoulder, in an attempt to be fit for the next round of MotoGP at Aragon in ten days’ time. Ducati expect Iannone to be fit enough to race, though they do not expect him to be at 100%.
The Tecar therapy is just a short term fix to allow the Italian to be fit enough to ride for the rest of the season. Iannone is set to have surgery immediately after the Valencia round of MotoGP, to fix the damage done to the shoulder in the testing crash.
That occurred back in May, when Iannone crashed heavily at Mugello and dislocated his shoulder.
Though Iannone has not spoken in great detail of the injury, it seems that some of the damage includes injury to the tendons which hold the shoulder in place. The surgery scheduled for November is aimed at fixing this problem.
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