Nicky Hayden Aims for MotoGP Return at Misano

08/22/2014 @ 8:09 am, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS


Still recovering from wrist surgery, where three bones were taken out of his wrist, Nicky Hayden and the Drive M7 Aspar Team are being cautious about returning the American too quickly to racing action.

This meant that the Kentucky Kid missed the Czech GP, and he will also be sitting out MotoGP’s next stop, which is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

While Leon Camier will continues to fill in for Hayden, MotoGP fans will be pleased to hear that the 2006 MotoGP World Champion hopes to be back in action in time for the San Marino GP at Misano, September 14th.

Hayden gave his fans an update on the status of his wrist, his recovery to racing form, and his plans for the rest of season in short a video on social media. It’s after the jump.

Photo: © 2014 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved

  • zipidachimp

    unless they were replaced with synthetic, how can you still have a ‘wrist’ with 3 bones missing? ‘we can rebuild him’ !

  • Jason

    The bones pivot on the next set of bones. The wrist joint is made up of 13 bones. Think about your finger. You could take out one of the bones, shorten the tendons and ligaments and still have a joint. The new joint won’t have all the mobility of the natural joint but it will still pivot.

    In my opinion, September is still too soon. The typical recovery for this surgery is 6 months. It makes no sense to rush the recover to ride a non-competitive bike. One more injury to that wrist ends his career.

  • p

    @zipidachimp good question. lookup proximal row carpectomy.