Cardus to miss next round at Misano with ankle and clavicle injury
Argiñano Racing rider Ricky Cardús has undergone a medical exam last Tuesday at the USP Dexeus hospital in Barcelona. Looking at the results, doctor José Luis Doreste Blanco stated that the Spaniard suffered a torn peroneal-talar ligament above the right ankle and a dislocation of the right acromion-clavicular joint, with looseness but without a residual hematoma.
Cardús had injured himself during the third free practice for the Czech Grand Prix in Brno when he suffered a crash where he landed on the asphalt with his shoulder. The first examination on location indicated that he would be unfit to race so he had to sit out the Grand Prix. The ultrasound check at the USP didn’t show any structural differences in the tendons, but it did reveal the dislocation of the joint. With the advice of Doctor Xavier Mir, specialist for the upper extremities at the USP hospital and one of the main doctors for immediate treatment of MotoGP riders, Cardus understood that he should now rest as much as possible and will undergo another ultrasound on September 12th, with the goal to be fully recovered for the Aragon Grand Prix on September 30th. With the absence of Cardus, the team is considering a replacement for the next round, the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.
Ricky Cardús: “I’m disappointed by the confirmation of this injury. I won’t race in Misano and from this moment on I only think of recovering as soon as possible to return for Motorland Aragon. I have to rest a few days and get checked again.”
Ginés Guirado, sporting director ARG: “It’s not a simple injury and it needs to heal well, so, along with the advice from Doctor Mir, Ricky decided not to force things to be at Misano. He could race there, but it would only be at 70% and jeopardize his full recovery. It’s a shame, but that’s the way it is.”
Source: Arginano Racing Press Release