Successful surgery for Colin Edwards

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

NGM Mobile Forward Racing rider Colin Edwards successfully underwent surgery yesterday afternoon at the Insitituto Universitario DEXEUS in Barcelona.

Dr. Javier Mir and his team performed the surgery yesterday afternoon, which lasted approximately two hours. Doctor Mir had previously treated Edwards for the injuries he sustained during a free practice session at the Catalunya Grand Prix last season.

Today, the doctor will re-examine Edwards and will determine the estimated recovery time needed in order to see the Texas Tornado back on his Suter-BMW. He will most likely remain at the hospital until his expected return to the USA this Wednesday.

Javier Mir, M.D.

"The MotoGP rider Colin Edwards was operated for a fracture on his left clavicle, the bone was broken in five pieces and required the insertion of a titanium plate with ten screws. The surgery performed was successful and he will be able to begin rehabilitation/physical therapy within a week. He will remain in the Instituto Universitario DEXEUS in Barcelona for now."

Colin Edwards

"Doctor Mir and his team have done a great job. They were the ones that took care of me the last time. The surgery was really quick. I’m feeling great, still a little dizzy from the anaesthesia but feeling all right. They put a block on the side of my neck so it’s feeling a little numb. I’m here watching TV and tweeting. Just want to let everyone know I’m ok!"

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