Alex Rins undergoes surgery after breaking left shoulder and will miss Valencia test

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Current CEV (Spanish National Championship) 125GP titlist, Alex Rins, has today undergone a successful operation to treat a dislocated fracture of his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by the Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremities Surgical Unit, Dr. Xavier Mir, and Dr. Victor Marlet — Chief of the Back and Arthroscopy Unit — at the USP Dexeus Hospital.

Just before the end of the two month waiting period before finally being able to compete in the World Championship, the Repsol Rider suffered a fracture to his left shoulder in a training accident on Wednesday. He had previously been using the winter break to rest and do some physical training, working hard in the gym and on the cycle routes. In order to keep “bike fit”, the CEV champion was training on his dirtbike at the Circuit de Catalunya facilities when the crash happened.

Taken to the USP Dexeus Hospital, Rins underwent surgery this morning. The operation consisted of the resetting of the greater tubercle of his shoulder and a bloodless reduction of the damaged area. Rins will remain immobilised for three weeks before starting the functional recovery period. Owing to this setback, the Repsol rider will miss the first preseason tests for the new Moto3 category, set for the 8th-10th February at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Source: Repsol Media

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