Tech3 KTM MotoGP rookie Remy Gardner has undergone a wrist surgery following a motorcross accident just two weeks before the Sepang Shakedown test.
Gardner underwent surgery following an injury in motorcross training last Saturday just before his rookie MotoGP season.
Tech3 KTM Factory Racing reported that the Australian rider had sustained an injury on his right foot and that the subsequent surgery which involved wedging two screws on his wrist had been a success.
“Following an incident during a motocross training session on Saturday, Remy had a small crack on the right wrist,” the team announced on twitter.
“Doctor Mir operated him today and placed two screws… The operation was a success, and our rider will start his recovery process on Friday.”
“Get well soon champ.”
Gardner also assured his fans that the surgery was successful as he wrote, “Small motocross crash. Operation went well. Shouldn’t slow me down though.”
Gardner riding under Aprilia along with other test riders will participate in the Sepang Shakedown from January 31 to February 2.
The majority of this year’s MotoGP rookies made their MotoGP debuts at Jerez in November, while Gardner and teammate Raul Fernandez rode the KTM RC16 for the first time at Misano in September.
Gardner, who has previously suffered rib injuries, finished 22nd out of 26 riders, barely 0.2s behind quickest rookie Fabio di Giannantonio.
The official test, which is open to everyone on the 2022 grid, takes occur on February 5-6, followed by a final test on February 11-13 at the new Mandalika track in Indonesia.