News 22 Jul 2020

LCR’s Crutchlow has screw inserted in fractured scaphoid

Next target is to race round two of MotoGP season this weekend.

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The plan is for Cal Crutchlow to try and ride in Friday practice at Jerez’s second round of MotoGP on Friday after surgery on his fractured wrist on Tuesday was declared a success.

LCR Honda Castrol’s Crutchlow crashed in Sunday morning warm-up at the opening round last Sunday, but intends to line-up this weekend with a screw inserted into his left scaphoid.

“I would like to thank Dr Mir and his medical team for performing surgery on Cal’s left wrist this morning,” LCR team owner Lucio Cecchinello said. “A small screw has been inserted into his scaphoid to fix the fracture. The surgery went well as Dr Mir personally informed me and Cal will be discharged from the hospital later this afternoon.

“If everything goes well, we expect him back at the Angel Nieto Circuit in Jerez on Thursday morning, where he will be visited by Dorna’s medical director Dr Angel Charte, who will assess his fitness to race. Our technical staff is working to have everything ready to allow Cal to ride in Friday’s morning practice.”

On Tuesday morning, Dr. Xavier Mir performed surgery on Crutchlow’s wrist at the Hospital Universitari Quiron Dexeus in Barcelona. The surgeon was pleased with how the procedure went as Crutchlow and the team aim to ride at the Andalucian GP this weekend.