Simón released from the hospital

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Friday, 23 September 2011

Julián Simón left the USP Hospital San José de Madrid on Thursday following his successful surgery.

On Monday following the Gran Premio de Aragón, the Mapfre Aspar rider was operated on by Dr. Angel Villamor to removed plates and screws which had completed their tasks of fixing fragments of broken bone and inserted a new titanium mini-plate in one of the fragments which had not yet fully healed.

Until next Monday upon his return visit to the hospital, Simón is required to rest completely and avoid putting any weight on his right leg. His next visit will assess if he is healed enough to begin physical therapy. Physiotherapist Luis Garcia will work with Simón to expedite his return to normal activity, but by prescription, he is required absolute rest and will therefore miss the next round of the World Championship, the Grand Prix of Japan.

Julián Simón:

“The operation went well and the recovery process looks very positive. These three days I've been on antibiotics, with the leg up the whole time to try to give it some good circulation and minimize discomfort. Not just the operation but point of injury is what hurts me most right now. Still, I am happy that Dr. Villamor been able to resolve what was bothering me in recent weeks. I had some screws removed and consequently found that I still had a slight fracture. With that solved, now I’ll comply strictly to what is prescribed to try to recover as soon as possible.”

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