News 20 May 2015

Suzuki declare Espargaro surgery a success

Spaniard hopeful of return by Mugello later this month.

Source: Suzuki Racing.

Source: Suzuki Racing.

Team Suzuki ECSTAR’s Aleix Espargaro has undergone successful surgery today at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Spain to repair his injured right finger from his crash at Le Mans at the weekend.

His surgeon, Dr. Xavier Mir, confirmed that his ligament has been successfully repaired and that the Spanish rider now needs some time to recover from the surgery to a rupture of the collateral ligament of the thumb of the right hand.

“Aleix Espargaro has had an operation on his right thumb with the removal of the ulnar collateral ligament, proceeding to reinsertion of the ligament and a 2mm intraligamentary suture anchor,” Mir explained.

Espargaro was expected to spend the night in hospital, but is now at home starting his recuperation. His objective is to be ready for the next GP of Italy at Mugello at the end of the month.

The recovery process will be evaluated again on Wednesday, 27 May, to take the final decision about his return.