Doctors forecast Mugello comeback for Vazquez

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Bilbao’s Efren Vazquez was put out of action for the French Grand Prix, but doctors are positive that he will be back on-track at Mugello in two weekends’ time.

The Spanish Moto3™ rider crashed his Mahindra Racing bike in practice at Le Mans, suffering a broken right collarbone which left him on the sidelines for the rest of the weekend. On Sunday, he underwent surgery and is now resuming his convalescence.

Sunday’s operation was carried out by Dr. Xavier Mir at the Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus in Barcelona, which involved the replacing of a metal plate that had been inserted into Vazquez’s right shoulder in 2006. The new plate is larger and therefore required more screws in order to secure it.

“The difficulty was that the fracture is in an area in which there was already a plate from a previous injury,” Dr. Mir explains. “We are very pleased with the stability of the (new) plate we have put in, but we will have to see how things evolve.”

Dr. Mir did not rule out the possibility of 26-year-old Vazquez making a comeback for the Italian race next weekend, providing his recovery progresses well.

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