Alex Rins undergoes successful operation in Barcelona

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Podium finisher at the French GP in the Moto3 category, Alex Rins, was operated on yesterday afternoon in Barcelona to repair damage suffered in a fall at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in Le Mans on Saturday.

The current Spanish 125cc Champion and Moto3™ rookie underwent surgery on the little finger of his right hand, in a procedure carried out by Dr. Xavier Mir at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus de Barcelona.

The Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider picked up the injury in the wet qualifying session, yet still managed to get onto the podium in the race. Rins had suffered a dislocated fracture of the interphalangeal joint of his little finger, in addition to a haematoma on the same finger of his right hand.

Dr. Mir, who is head surgeon of Hands and Upper Extremeties at the USP Dexeus hospital, undertook a drainage of the haematoma and an osteosynthesis of the medial phalange in an operation on Monday afternoon. He will remain in hospital for 24 hours under antibiotics and will be able to start functional recovery within the next week.

Rins’ team has confirmed he will be taking part in the next Moto3 round in Catalunya.

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