Team Suzuki Ecstar have confirmed Alex Rins has undergone a successful operation on a fractured radius sustained in a bicycle crash at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Thursday, and the Spaniard could be fit to ride at the German GP in two weeks’ time.
After Thursday’s incident, Rins was taken to the Dexeus University hospital in Barcelona, and scans found a “Trans-styloid Intrarticular Fracture of the Distal Radius”. In order to facilitate a speedy recovery, he went into surgery on Friday morning and the operation went smoothly.
Dr. Xavier Mir – Head of the Hand, Elbow and Microsurgery Surgery Unit, Dexeus University Hospital said, “Today Alex Rins underwent a minimally invasive fixation with compression cannulated screws. If there are no complications, I think he will be able to start functional recovery next Monday, and we do not rule out the possibility that he could compete within two weeks at the Sachsenring.”