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Simoncelli surgery a success

Simoncelli surgery a success

Arthroscopic procedure on right scaphoid leaves 250cc titlist hopeful for Qatar.

250cc World Champion Marco Simoncelli underwent succesful surgery on his right scaphoid, fractured in a training accident, on Tuesday morning and will head to Qatar on Thursday. The Italian was operated on by Dr. Oliveiro Soragni and Dr Claudio Costa at a facility in San Marino, receiving a metal screw in the appendage.

Costa commented after the procedure that Simoncelli is only experiencing swelling and pain following the procedure, but was keen to race in Qatar.

If the Metis Gilera man is unable to ride this weekend, then his return will be postponed to the Japanese round of the World Championship on April 26th.

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250cc, 2009, COMMERCIALBANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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