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David Checa recovering after surgery on his right arm

David Checa recovering after surgery on his right arm

David Checa recovering after surgery on his right arm

Spanish 250 rider David Checa is recovering after having surgery to repair the facture of his right arm suffered last Thursday in Estoril. The brother of Carlos Checa was operated on by Doctor Mir at the Instituto Dexeus in Barcelona, to reset the fractured radius, which had caused further damge to both the ulna and the scaphoid, which the 21 year-old had injured on the second day of the IRTA tests in Estoril.

Checa has been told to keep the right arm completely at rest for the next ten days, and after that he will begin the recuperation process in order to be ready for the first GP of the new season in Suzuka.

The young Spaniard bemoaned his bad luck, 'It's a shame because I'd been adapting well to my new Aprilia 250cc bike, and we'd begun work on the basic set-up of the bike. Now I'll have to spend a few days resting up, and I'm not going to be able to get back on the bike until the first Grand Prix of the season. The most important thing though is being able to race at Suzuka.'

Checa was unfortunate in that he didn't break his arm in the actual fall, but in trying to control the bike when about to be unseated, 'I was gripping the handlebars with such force to try and control the bike, that the force of the impact caused the fracture. I immediately felt my right arm go limp and I fell to try and avoid hitting the safety barriers. Undoubtedly the bone was weakened after the fall I had on Wednesday.'

250cc, 2001, Carlos Checa

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