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Jacque has successful surgery in China

Jacque has successful surgery in China

Olivier Jacque will play no further part in the Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China, and will travel back to Europe as soon as possible to undergo further surgery on his right forearm, injured in the second free practice session ahead of Sunday's race.

Olivier Jacque will play no further part in the Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China, and will travel back to Europe as soon as possible to undergo further surgery on the brachioraliasis and flexor muscles in his right forearm, injured in the second free practice session ahead of Sunday's race.

Kawasaki's Michael Bartholemy spoke to motogp.com in Shanghai this afternoon to give an update on the Frenchman's condition, and revealed the full extent of the damage.

Jacque underwent an operation at Shanghai's Huashan hospital on Friday afternoon, in which the Clinica Mobile doctors treating him made the decision to close fully the wound, after ascertaining that no skin grafts were necessary.

As a result, Jacque's chances of racing at Le Mans in two weeks have improved significantly, but the 33-year-old Frenchman faces an uncertain fortnight as he waits to see if the injury will recover sufficiently to allow him to take his place on the starting grid at his home race.

The Kawasaki Racing Team will closely monitor Jacque's physical condition in the run up to the French Grand Prix, before making a decision about his fitness to race.

Jacque was a surprise podium finisher at the inaugural race held in China, but will now not have the chance to repeat that feat for the Kawasaki team. It is hoped that he will make a full recovery in time for Le Mans, although Kawasaki have indicated that if this is not the case a replacement will be called up in what is a highly important event for the team.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, SINOPEC GREAT WALL LUBRICANTS GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

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