Loris Capirossi has undergone a successful operation to repair his finger that was damaged during the crash that he suffered with Nicky Hayden on the second turn at the Misano MotoGP.
Capirossi caught his hand under his bike and ground through his gloves and finger, damaging his bones and tendon in the process.
Capirossi had a 90-minute procedure to reconstruct the bone in his little finger and further work to re-attach the severed tendon in the same digit.
Capirossi is expected to make a full recovery, but it is still unclear if he will race in the next round at Aragon.
“The operation went very well and I am very pleased with what Dr. Soragni told me after I came out of surgery. Dr. Costa was also present and he knows how the injury will heal and he will help me to make the right decision about when I can ride again. The bone has been reconstructed and I have been told I will get full movement back – which is great news – but at the moment the finger is immobilised so I don’t cause any damage to the excellent work the surgeon has done. Although I am in a bit of pain, this is still nothing compared to what happened at Misano on Sunday and once again I want to send my wishes and prayers to Tomizawa san’s family in their time of great sadness.”
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