Aleix Espargaro to undergo hand surgery in Barcelona
Aleix Espargaro will undergo surgery tomorrow morning in Barcelona, Spain after the injury he suffered on his right hand in the crash he had on Saturday in Le Mans.
The Spaniard went to Barcelona today to be examined by Doctor Xavier Mir, who has done several tests on Aleix’s hand and has finally diagnosed a rupture of the collateral ligament of the thumb of the right hand.
Dr. Xavier Mir:
“Aleix suffered a rupture in the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the right thumb, confirmed by ultrasound and x-rays. This injury causes joint instability and therefore a surgical repair is necessary.”
The surgery will take place tomorrow at 11am at Clinica Dexeus in Barcelona. After 4pm the interested media will be received by Doctor Mir for a post-surgery update. The Team SUZUKI ECSTAR press office will also report the updates.
After the surgery Espargaro will stay in the hospital for the whole night, but at the moment it is impossible to anticipate the exact time he will need for recovery.
His objective is to be ready for the next GP of Italy at Mugello at the end of the month.
Source: Suzuki Racing