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Barberá has successful surgery, but will miss the Australian GP

Barberá has successful surgery, but will miss the Australian GP

The Mapfre Aspar rider will be released from the hospital between 24 and 48 hours following a succesful surgery to his right collarbone, though recovery will require that he miss the Australian GP, which takes place next week.

Héctor Barberá suffered a four-part comminuted fracture to his right clavicle from a crash at Motegi. Following observation in the intensive care unit of the Dokkyo University Hospital in Utsunomiya in Japan and his subsequent trip back to Spain, he was admitted to the Clínica USP Dexeus in Barcelona on Wednesday, where he underwent a successful surgery by Dr. Xavier Mir, chief of the center’s hand surgery unit. The Spanish rider received a plate and compression screws to stabilize the multiple breaks to his right collarbone.

Barberá will remain at the Clínica USP Dexeus between 24 and 48 hours, and can begin light physical activity within five days. The recovery time however is not sufficient enough to allow the Mapfre Aspar rider to participate in the Australian Grand Prix.

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MotoGP, 2011, GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

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