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Elías surgery a success

Elías surgery a success

The Gresini Racing rider today had an operation in Barcelona on the fractures he suffered in his left hand and right ankle at Jerez, and if his recovery goes well he will line up for the opening Moto2 race in Qatar.

Toni Elías underwent surgery on Tuesday at the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona to correct fractures in a finger on his left hand and in his right ankle, injuries suffered in a fall on the final day of the Official Moto2 Test at Jerez on Monday.

The procedure was performed by Doctor Joaquím Casañas, orthopaedic surgeon and hand surgery specialist at the Teknon Clinic, and was a success. The surgery involved the placement of a screw and protector in the right ankle, and in his left hand Elías had five screws put in place to correct the finger.

Elías’ recovery, which will be supervised by Ricard Huélamo, Director of Sports Physiotherapy at the Clinic, has begun immediately. If the rehabilitation process goes according to plan and without complications, it is anticipated that Elías will recover in time for the opening round of the Moto2 World Championship in Qatar on April 11th.

Moto2, 2010, Toni Elias, Gresini Racing Moto2

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