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Hofmann on comeback trail

Hofmann on comeback trail

After a complicated operation in America, and a return to Switzerland for recovery, Alex Hofmanns anxious wait for next weeks Cardion AB Grand Prix Ceske Republiky continues.

After a complicated operation in America, and a return to Switzerland for recovery, Alex Hofmanns anxious wait for next weeks Cardion AB Grand Prix Ceske Republiky continues. The German has no other option but to focus on his rehabilitation, and observe the condition of his left hand over the next week.

A collision with Sylvain Guintoli in the opening free practice session for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix left The Hoff on the side of the track, passed out and with a badly broken and cut hand. A three hour operation at the San Francisco Surgery Centre South performed by Dr. Arthur J. Ting was successful, although a five week recovery period that would leave Hofmann out of the running for the race at Brno was predicted.

Speaking to Adrivo.com late last week - in an interview subsequently reproduced on his official website - Hofmann passed comment on the operation and his current condition.

Dr. Ting believes that what had to be rescued, was rescued. The specialists in Europe have confirmed that the operation was performed very well. On Friday (August 3rd) the stitches come out and I can start to rehabilitate. The tendon in my middle finger was strongly damaged, so we have to keep an eye on how it heals, said Hofmann, who had a metal plate and fifteen screws placed in his hand to heal a complex broken metacarpus.

I have certainly had some experiences in the past few years with injuries. Because of how complicated it looks at the moment, I am certain that this was the worst injury of my career. Ive already had things like plates in my leg, but things are especially difficult with hand damage. The hands are all-important in motorcycle racing, because everything is controlled by them. If your hands dont work correctly, then you cant get on the bike.

Motogp.com will shortly have an update on The Hoffs chances of riding at Brno, with Briton Chaz Davies a possibility to be given another ride on the satellite Desmosedici GP7 in the event that the German cannot make his comeback next weekend.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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