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Cortese to have possible arm-pump surgery after Sachsenring

Dynavolt Intact GP’s Sandro Cortese is set to have surgery on his right arm following the Sachsenring Moto2™ race, if the persistent problem does not go away soon with conventional physiotherapy and ultrasound treatments.

Dr. Xavier Mir of the Dexeus University Clinic in Barcelona identified his pains as compartment syndrome, also known as arm-pump in motorcycle circles, suggesting surgery on the 16th of July after Cortese’s home race. Having first noticed this issue at the Mugello round in early June, Cortese will continue his physiotherapy and ultrasound sessions, yet could opt for the surgery if things do not drastically improve.

He commented: "After the pain and limitations in my arm in Assen I felt it was necessary to get it checked by a specialist. Dr. Mir in Barcelona is the doctor who is best acquainted with the extreme demands of motorsport. He recommends surgery as the best solution, but I have never had surgery and am therefore hesitating slightly. But if there is no improvement, then surgery is inevitable."

"The 16th of July is reserved. But I want to decide after the Sachsenring. At the moment we are working hard with physio, ultrasound, etc, to cure it. I am very optimistic ahead of my home race and am really looking forward to it. Hopefully everything goes well with my arm, I'll do everything possible. I will of course do the pit walk and see to my Fan Area to sign as many autographs as possible and be there for my fans."

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Moto2, 2013, Sandro Cortese, Dynavolt Intact GP

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