Melandri has successful shoulder surgery

Melandri is confident he will be
fully recovered in time for  Aragon

BMW Motorrad Goldbet Superbike rider Marco Melandri underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder today (28th February) and is confident it won’t cause him any more problems.

Despite finishing the second race at Philip Island on the podium the Italian rider was hindered by a recurring shoulder pain, the cause of which is unknown although it was aggravated whilst riding at Phillip Island and he caught the injured shoulder during the clash with Carlos Checa, in which the Spaniard hit the Italian’s back wheel

After receiving medial treatment last year the pain persisted and the former Grand Prix winner decided to go under the knife after the opening round of the 2013 WSBK season to try and solve the problem as there is a 7 week gap until the next round at Aragon.

Following the surgery, Melandri said “I am very happy. The examinations showed that there is no injury to the shoulder but that the pain only had a small cause. Dr. Porcelli and his team did a very good job. With the surgery they have solved the problems which have been causing me pain. Now I am confident I will get well very soon. At the beginning of next week I will start with passive training on the shoulder and by the middle of March I will start to train in the pool. I will back in Aragon and even if I am not really 100% fit by then, for sure I will not have any pain in my shoulder.”

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