Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo has had successful surgery on his shoulder following a monstrous crash in FP2 at Assen on Thursday resulting in a broken collarbone. The Spaniard was flown to Barcelona yesterday, expecting to
|Lorenzo’s surgery went well after his crash on Thursday
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have surgery on his left collarbone on Friday evening, however he underwent the two hour operation at 2am this morning.
Despite still sitting at the top of the timing sheets of FP3 and heading into Q2 fastest if the damp conditions continue, it was understood Lorenzo would be back fighting fit for Sachsenring in two weeks time. However rumours are now circulating he may attempt to race on Saturday…
Dr Zasa, one of the operating surgeons has said “The duration of the surgery was approximately two hours; the clinical course of post-operative has been regular. Jorge sustained a displaced, complex fracture to the third medial of the left collarbone. It’s been a challenging operation, apparently successful. We inserted a titanium plate and eight screws to secure the fragments of the collarbone. Jorge has just woken up from the anesthesia. In the next few hours we will evaluate the progress of the patient and then we will be able to estimate how long the post-surgery rehabilitation will take.”
The Spaniards team-manager Wilco Zeelenberg has also spoken out “Following the medical check at the Circuit’s Medical Centre first and at the Assen Hospital later, yesterday Jorge decided to be operated as soon as possible. Unfortunately no operation room was available in Assen due to some other very urgent life threatening operations that had much higher priority than Jorge’s collarbone and therefore we flew to Barcelona, where a surgery room was made available at the Hospital General de Catalunya. The surgery, that started at 2.00am and finished at 4.00am has had good results and now Jorge is sleeping, exhausted from such a long and tough day. We have to wait till he wakes up before making any further evaluation of Jorge’s physical conditions and how long his recovery will take”.