Abraham out for rest of weekend

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Karel Abraham has confirmed that he will not compete for the remainder of the Jerez weekend. The Czech rider, who has sustained a broken right collarbone, attempted to ride in Friday practice but experienced too much pain.

Abraham sustained the injury in a Qualifying crash for the Grand Prix of The Americas two weeks ago, landing hard on his right shoulder following contact with GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Bryan Staring.

Still in Jerez on Saturday morning but having undergone further medical checks, Abraham confirmed the news of his non-participation.

"Unfortunately it is," the Cardion AB Motoracing rider told motogp.com when asked whether he would be out of action for the rest of the weekend.

"Yesterday we thought it might be possible, so we tried without any painkillers - but that was definitely not possible, so we also tried with them. Even with those it was really bad and really painful. I thought that maybe in the morning I would be fresh again, but it had only got worse."

Abraham is the second rider to be ruled out of action for Jerez, as Ignite Pramac Racing’s Ben Spies had already been advised by doctors not to compete due to a problem with a pectoral muscle.

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