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Recovering Luthi happy to be back

Recovering Luthi happy to be back

Having missed three races due to a heavy crash in Indianapolis Thomas Luthi was happy to be back in the paddock on Thursday afternoon at Sepang and looking forward to riding again in Malaysia.

Knocked out and hospitalised by a practice crash at Indianapolis, Thomas Luthi missed the trips to Japan and Australia as he underwent surgery on his hand to repair damage to his left thumb sustained in the same incident.

The easy-going Swiss 22 year-old is still not at 100% but is ready to test his condition on Friday morning in the first 250cc free practice of the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, as he commences his comeback.

Speaking to motogp.com on Thursday the Emmi - Caffe Latte rider commented, `It has not been an easy time for me. I had two operations on my hand and the surgery was more complicated than they thought it would be. Afterwards I couldn´t move the hand in any direction and I had to recover from that. Then I had to start moving it slowly with physiotherapy and it took a long time, so that is why I missed two races.´

Asked if he recalled the crash itself Luthi replied, `I have watched the crash more than one time to analyse it, but there a couple of things that weren´t working together at that point and then the crash happened. Of course it was a pity but I am looking forward and I am back in the paddock. Tomorrow is the first day to try the hand again and to check everything is working on the bike.´

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250cc, 2008, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Thomas Luthi, Thomas Lüthi, Emmi - Caffe Latte, Emmi - Caffe Latte

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