News 5 Sep 2017

Crutchlow hopeful to line-up for Misano following finger injury

British rider undergoes successful operation on left index finger.

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LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow is hopeful of lining up at this weekend’s 13th round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship after injuring his left index finger.

Crutchlow revealed he sliced his finger with a knife, resulting in a severed a tendon that was successfully operated on this week.

“Unfortunately, I sliced my finger with a knife yesterday and it severed the tendon on my left index finger,” Crutchlow explained. “I slept on it, but as the bleeding continued this morning, I went to the emergency room at Pistoia Hospital, where I was examined by Dr. Riccardo Simonti who discovered that the tendon was severed. I then had an operation on my finger to reattach the tendon and then stitch it all back up.

“I was taken care of very well at the hospital, they did a good job. Since then I visited a hand specialist in Parma who made me a splint for the finger to give me every opportunity to ride at my best this weekend for the San Marino GP. I am sure it will be difficult, but I will try 100 percent as always. Let’s see how it goes.”

The British rider currently sits eighth in the championship standings as the prestigious series heads to the Italian venue this week.