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Elias undergoes wrist surgery

Elias undergoes wrist surgery

Elias undergoes wrist surgery

Fortuna Yamaha's Toni Elias underwent a minor operation on Wednesday afternoon at the Dexeus hospital in Barcelona, to have a screw removed from his left wrist.

The surgery was carried out by forearm specialist Xavier Mir, who previously operated on the Spaniard when he suffered a triple wrist fracture in a test at le Mans earlier this year. Elias should recover quickly from the operation and will be fully fit for the next round of the MotoGP Championship, the Japanese GP which will take place at Motegi in a fortnight.

Elias wasn't too happy about his 14th place in last Sunday's race at Brno, but he will try to finish the season on a high.
"When you get away well, and when you are winning, that is when you really enjoy a race, not when you are fighting to get in the points," said Elias. "But it seems we are slowly solving the problems we have, although starting from so far down the grid does not leave you with any real options."

"The most positive thing was the consistent rhythm I found especially when the tyres were wearing and I still managed to match the times of some of the quicker riders. I had a couple of moments that made the race exciting. I am not happy with the result, but the important thing is to fight and to progress race by race and to try to match the leading riders."

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