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Debón undergoes surgery on little finger

Debón undergoes surgery on little finger

Debón undergoes surgery on little finger

Álex Debón underwent reconstructive surgery yesterday on his little finger, after a crash in Estoril required him to be moved immediately to hospital in Valencia. After the operation he was kept under observation for a few hours before receiving the all-clear.

Motogp.com spoke with the Aprilia test rider from his house, where he was taking a rest after the trauma.

"Right now I'm doing ok, although I'm hurting a little and I haven't slept too much. The surgeons performed a skin graft to repair my right little finger, which I had already fractured in Malaysia. The fall in Estoril completely destroyed all the work done on it before and they had to repair all the tissue and tendons again. Now I need a few days of complete rest, with the hope of returning in a couple of weeks in full health"

"Up until now we have been clocking good times at every circuit, and I thought that I had made an important step forward. But this stupid fall has halted my development. It wasn't spectacular, the problem was that my hand was under the bars and the glove seams gave way. The protection failed and that's why I suffered so much damage" Despite an injury that would put many people off racing for life, Debón confirmed that he would take part in the first race of the season in Jerez. "The most important thing is that Aprilia are happy with my work, and I hope I repay the confidence they have displayed in me. I believe that I'll be 100% for the first race"

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250cc, 2006

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