Suzuki Press Release: Successful Surgery For Aleix Espargaro

The Suzuki ECSTAR MotoGP team tonight issued the following press release, announcing that Aleix Espargaro's surgery to fix the thumb injury he suffered in the crash at Le Mans was successful. Espargaro will now start his physical rehabilitation, and hopes to be ready for Mugello. His fitness will be assessed next Wednesday, 27th May, and a decision taken on his participation then.


SUCCESSFUL SURGERY FOR ESPARGARO

Team Suzuki Press Office – May 19.

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Aleix Espargaro underwent successful surgery today at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Spain to repair his injured right finger from his crash at Le Mans at the weekend.

His Surgeon, Doctor Mir, confirmed that his ligament has been successfully repaired and that the Spanish rider now needs some time to recover from the surgery to a rupture of the collateral ligament of the thumb of the right hand.

Espargaro was expected to spend the night in hospital, but is now at home starting his recouperation.

Dr. Xavier Mir:

“Aleix Espargaro has had an operation on his right thumb with the removal of the ulnar collateral ligament, proceeding to reinsertion of the ligament and a 2mm intraligamentary suture anchor.”

The rider’s objective is to be ready for the next GP of Italy at Mugello at the end of the month. His recovery process will be evaluated again on Wednesday May 27th to take the final decision about his return.

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But my own body has told me more than once that bones heal quicker than ligaments - good luck being fit for Mugello, won't be easy.