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Petronas Yamaha SRT’s star rookie Fabio Quartararo has undergone successful right forearm compartment syndrome surgery on Tuesday 4th June.
The Frenchman finished 10th in Sunday’s Italian GP and after visiting Dr Mir, it was decided that Quartararo would undergo an operation to sort an issue in his right arm. The 20-year-old will remain in hospital for 24 hours and will now aim to be fit for Barcelona – a race he stormed to victory at in the Moto2™ class last season.
Quartararo: “It's an operation that we hadn't previously scheduled, but which we decided to go ahead with after discussions with Dr. Xavier Mir following the Italian GP. The conditions I experienced last Sunday weren't normal, and they alerted us to the possibility of an arm pump issue. I preferred to have it treated now, in order to avoid any surprises in the future and be able to forget about it for the rest of the season. It was a short operation and one often performed on many riders, and was done by an expert on the matter. I want to thank Dr. Mir and his team for their availability and their work. I'm looking forward to the Catalan GP next week!”
Dr Mir: “Yesterday Fabio came for a consultation and we did an MRI with rest and resistance, which confirmed that he was suffering from compartmental syndrome in his right forearm flexors. Once this diagnosis was made, we decided to release the flexor muscles by opening the compression. Today’s operation went well; now Fabio will undergo a treatment programme to prevent inflammation and will remain in hospital for 24 hours. In a couple of days, he will begin physiotherapy and hopefully he will be fit to race at the Catalan GP.”