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Kenny Roberts fit for Brno return after operation success

Kenny Roberts fit for Brno return after operation success

Kenny Roberts fit for Brno return after operation success

Kenny Roberts is promising to get his best result of the season when he returns to MotoGP racing at the Czech GP at Brno in August. Roberts missed the weekend action at Sachsenring as he recovered from surgery on his right arm, targeted at curing compartment syndrome in the muscles of his right forearm, otherwise known as `arm-pump´.

`I had been planning to have the surgery privately during the break - but the problem was just getting too bad,´ explained Roberts, who flew home directly from round eight at Donington Park.

$$$ `I have been having trouble ever since we started testing the new bike. I´m looking forward to getting back on the bike without the psychological and physical baggage the arm pump created. This should be an immediate and complete solution. I look forward to being able to ride as hard as I can at Brno, and I expect to have my best performance and finish so far this year at that race.´

The surgery was performed in California by well-known sports surgeon Dr Arthur Ting, who has also treated Mick Doohan. `I performed a cutting and releasing of the fascia sheath,´ explained Dr Ting. `This was done because the muscle under the sheath was getting too big to be contained by the sheath. The normal recovery period is five to six weeks, but in Kenny´s case recovery should be much quicker.´

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MotoGP, 2002, Kurtis Roberts

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