Barberá begins recovery after successful surgery on his leg

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Today, Pramac Racing Team rider Héctor Barberá underwent successful surgery in Barcelona, Spain, to repair the fractured left tibia and fibula he suffered during a training incident two days ago.

The 25-year-old rider had a titanium plate and several screws inserted in his left leg. The operation was carried out by specialist surgeon Doctor Xavier Mir in cooperation with Doctor Eugenio Jimeno, leg surgery chief at the Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus.

In a post-operation statement, Doctor Mir said: “The surgery had good result. We are confident that Héctor will be able to leave the hospital in 48 hours and can being light physical activity in seven day. It is difficult to say how long the post surgery rehabilitation will take. We need to evaluate the progress of the patient, but I think that we can reasonably think that he will able to run a race in 4 or 6 weeks, according to his feedback."

Héctor Barberá

“Doctor Mir and Doctor Jimeno have done a great job. I’m feeling quite good, still a dizzy from the anaesthesia, but it’s normal. Obviously I’m disappointed about the incident. It happened in the worst period possible. I had a great feeling both with my bike and with my crew. The last three races I was able to enjoy while I was riding and fighting with the Factory riders to achieve the best result possible. I could have gotten other brilliant results in the next round in Laguna Seca and Indy, but it’s the life and now I have to think only about my injury and my rehabilitation.”

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