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Rabat has surgery on broken collarbone

Rabat has surgery on broken collarbone

After a crash resulting in a broken left collarbone on the final day of last week's smaller classes test in Jerez on Saturday, Repsol KTM rider Esteve Rabat underwent surgery at the Clinica Sagrada Familia in Barcelona the next morning.

After a crash resulting in a broken left collarbone on the final day of last week's smaller classes test in Jerez on Saturday, Repsol KTM rider Esteve Rabat underwent surgery at the Clinica Sagrada Familia in Barcelona the next morning.

Following immediate treatment and assessment in southern Spain, the 125cc World Championship participant was transferred to his native Catalunya where sports injury specialist Dr. Jaume Perramon placed a supporting plate on the fragmented bone to aid his recovery.

The hour-long operation on Sunday morning was completed without complications, but Rabat needs to rest his arm completely for at least one week before the stitches are removed. His rehabilitation can then commence once any resultant pain subsides.

A successful recovery would see the Spanish youngster return to riding in time for the 125cc sessions at the MotoGP Official Test, which take place in Jerez from 19th February - preceded by three days of MotoGP testing.

Returning to the site of his Saturday crash for that test may provide Rabat with the perfect opportunity to exorcise any demons and regain his confidence before the first Grand Prix of the season in Qatar on 9th March - and the second race of the year which also takes place in Jerez at the end of March.

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125cc, 2008

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