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Binder undergoes successful surgery on left arm injury

Red Bull KTM Ajo rider operated on in Barcelona following crash in testing

Current Moto3™ World Champion Brad Binder underwent surgery on his left arm on Tuesday at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona, after a crash in testing at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana. Dr. Xavier Mir and his team operated on the South African’s fracture-dislocation to the left forearm, suffered on Monday afternoon at around 3pm, when the South African suffered a highside at Turn 9 and his bike unluckily fell onto his arm.

Dr. Xavier Mir, surgeon: "Brad Binder suffered a fracture-dislocation of the left forearm known as a 'Galeazzi Fracture,' which consists of a fracture of the radius and a dislocation of the ulna at the wrist. In this case the radius was very displaced so we had to put it back in place, fixing it with a plate and seven screws. This movement caused the ulna to put itself in place. He has a small lesion of the interosseous membrane and this, without causing any problem, will delay somewhat the recovery of the rotation of his arm by about three weeks. In principle, we believe that in four or five weeks it will be cured."

The injury prevented the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider from taking part in the final day of Moto2™ testing at the Spanish track. Binder will now have up to two months in which to recover, taking advantage of the winter break. It is expected that the he may be fully recovered in four to five weeks.