Folger undergoes successful surgery after crash

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3's Jonas Folger will soon begin physiotherapy in order to take part in next week's Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón, having undergone surgery in Barcelona on Monday evening.

Jonas Folger travelled to Barcelona on Sunday evening following a highside crash on the third lap of the San Marino Grand Prix, from which he had started from pole position. A 3D CAT scan at the Quirón-Dexeus University Hospital showed up a fracture to the left tibial malleolus. He was kept in hospital overnight and on Monday morning underwent a further assessment, after which the doctors decided to schedule an operation for the evening.

Folger was put under general anaesthetic at 8pm and specialist Doctors Eugenio Gimeno and Xavier Mir fixed the bone with a titanium clip. The operation, which took around an hour and a quarter, went according to plan and the Mapfre Aspar rider spent a further 24 hours in hospital before being discharged on Tuesday.

Whilst his ankle will have to remain immobilised for the next week, German Folger will immediately begin physio on the injuries to his left hip and knee as well as the subluxation to his shoulde, with the aim of taking part in next week's race at MotorLand Aragon.

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