Aleix Espargaro undergoes arm pump surgery

The Aprilia man went under the knife at Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Monday morning

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini's Aleix Espargaro has become the fourth MotoGP™ rider to have arm pump surgery this year. The Spaniard follows Ducati Lenovo Team's Jack Miller, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing's Iker Lecuona and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo by going under the knife to relieve Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome.


Following a disappointing end to his SHARK Grand Prix of France when his Aprilia RS-GP suffered an unknown technical problem, the 31-year-old flew back to his native Spain before heading to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona for surgery at 08:00 on Monday morning.

Espargaro is expected to make a full recovery in time for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in a fortnight.

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