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Carchano suffers shoulder injury setback

Carchano suffers shoulder injury setback

Carchano suffers shoulder injury setback

An injury whilst training on a supermotard has set back young Spaniard Jordi Carchano's preseason plans, as he prepares to make his debut in 250cc with the Stop and Go team.

The Catalan rider suffered a dislocated shoulder and a possible muscle tear after accelerating sharply on his bike. This unfortunate accident will force his absence from the two days of 125cc and 250cc testing which start in Valencia tomorrow, and also casts doubt over his participation in the Official Catalunya Test in March.

"It is a shame that this has happened to me, because my physical preparation was going well until the accident and I wanted to start the season 100% fit" explained Carchano, who yesterday underwent various medical examinations at the Instituto Dexeus in Barcelona.

"The thing is, I didn't even fall off the bike. I pulled a fast acceleration manoeuvre, nearly at a standstill, and I noticed immediately that I'd done myself some damage and dislocated my shoulder. At the moment I've been prescribed bed rest, but this week I'm going to start light recovery treatment with my trainer. Obviously you don't have to force things, but I still haven't discarded the possibility of turning out in Catalunya".

Carchano has thus far only undertaken one test with his new bike. He debuted with the Stop and Go team at the start of this month at an unofficial test at the Montmeló circuit.

250cc, 2006

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