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Abraham in need of shoulder operation

Abraham in need of shoulder operation

Karel Abraham will attempt to race in this weekend’s GP Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, having missed the last event at Silverstone following a crash in Indianapolis just under a month ago. However, his injuries are more serious than first anticipated.

The Cardion AB Motoracing rider believed he had sustained contusion to his left shoulder and left foot when he crashed in Friday’s opening practice session for the Indianapolis GP on 16th August. Having completed his home race at Brno in agony, Abraham reluctantly elected to sit out of Silverstone in the hope of fully recovering for Misano this weekend.

Ahead of Round 13, however, an MRI scan has revealed that Abraham’s left shoulder is showing signs of ‘the tear of joint capsule’ as opposed to only heavy bruising. As a result, surgery will be necessary for the 23-year-old.

"The condition of my injured shoulder has not improved as we expected it to," Abraham explains on Wednesday. "We have decided that I should try and manage to race all weekend at Misano and then we will see. Misano is a very tough and technical track, so if the injury doesn’t limit me here then it shouldn’t do for the rest of the season.

"After the weekend we will decide whether to continue with rehabilitation or to undergo surgery; in that case, we would then have to decide whether I should undergo surgery immediately or at the end of the season."

Admitting that surgery would rule him out for several months, Abraham he is attempting ‘everything possible’ to avoid an operation during the season which will end in Valencia on 10th November.

MotoGP, 2013, GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Karel Abraham, Cardion AB Motoracing

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