With testing now over, Jack Miller has joined the ranks of riders undergoing surgery in the off season. Flying back from Sepang to Barcelona, Miller had an operation to remove four loose screws from his right collarbone, the aftermath of an old injury sustained at Indianapolis in 2013.
That injury was fixed with a plate, but preseason crashes on the KTM Moto3 bike caused a number of complications for the Australian.
With testing completely, Miller now has time to have the remaining screws removed from his shoulder, and allow it to heal. Miller will be unable to train for five days while the scar heals, but will be able to resume his training program after that.
Miller’s surgery means that both LCR Honda riders have now gone under the knife. Cal Crutchlow had an operation on November 14th to remove a plate from his left collarbone, which has been inserted in 2011.
The Englishman also had some arthritis cleaned up from the same shoulder, the accumulated damage from several falls over the years.
Crutchlow’s recovery is complete, and he has since flown to California, where he will be training over the winter in preparation for the Sepang tests.
Source: LCR Honda; Photo: © 2014 Scott Jones / Photo.GP – All Rights Reserved
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