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Espargaró hoping for Laguna Seca participation

Espargaró hoping for Laguna Seca participation

After being caught up in the crash that saw the race red flagged at Sachsenring a possible fracture of the Pramac Racing rider’s C7 vertebra was detected, and his participation in the Red Bull US Grand Prix will be decided upon this week.

Aleix Espargaró will have to wait for further news on a suspected fracture of his C7 vertebra this week before confirming whether he can ride at this weekend’s Red Bull US Grand Prix.

The Pramac Racing rider was caught up in a crash at Sachsenring on Sunday which saw the race red flagged, an incident that resulted in a fractured left tibia and fibula for Randy de Puniet. Espargaró returned to his box intending to take part in the restarted race, but was unable to because his bike was not back in Pit Lane within five minutes of the red flag being waved.

A primary examination at the Clinica Mobile detected a strong contusion in Espargaró’s right wrist and neck, and a cut to his left knee that required two stitches. In the evening he was transferred to hospital in Chemnitz where a possible fracture of the C7 vertebra was detected, and the X-rays have been sent to Espargaró’s personal doctor in Madrid to find out if the fracture is new, or an old injury.

Espargaró said in a Pramac Racing press release that he was “confident and hoping to attend” the forthcoming GP.

MotoGP, 2010, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Aleix Espargaro, Pramac Racing Team

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