MotoGP: “We’ll do our best for Jorge Lorenzo to be fit for Qatar Test”

Hard times have been lived by Jorge Lorenzo, as the Spaniard has faced several injuries from last September. The latest one to join the list is the left scaphoid fracture suffered in Italy, which forces the three times MotoGP World Champion to miss upcoming IRTA Sepang Test. Anyway, Lorenzo underwent an important surgery at Quirón Dexeus Hospital, in Barcelona, and the “director” of the surgery was Xavier Mir, a reference point for MotoGP riders in case of injury.

“Jorge injured his left wrist” said Dr. Mir to“The left scaphoid fracture was confirmed following further checks, including CT scan and tridimensional MRI. This bone needs some time to heal and the surgery we usually perform in this case is noninvasive: we use an ad-hoc plate created for scaphoid injuries and so recovery can start already ten days after the surgery, much less than it usually takes.”

Curiously, Lorenzo had injured his left wrist already last September in Thailand, but according to Mir, it played no role in this case: “It’s just a coincidence. The previous injuries affected radius and ligaments close to the scaphoid, while the latest one affected the scaphoid itself. It has nothing to do with what happened at Buriram.”

Xavier Mir spoke also some words about how long it will take to see Lorenzo back on the track: “He needs to spend four days in total relaxation, then he will start a light recovery process at home. Further checks will take place ten days after and then we’ll intensify the recovery step by step. Hopefully, Lorenzo will be fit for Qatar Test and, obviously, for the first race of the season.”


Translated by Alessandro Palma

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