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17 days ago
By motogp.com

Is Quartararo’s German GP in doubt after FP3 moment?

Dr. Tomasso Antonetti of the Clinica Mobile gives an update on the Frenchman's current condition

Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo has partially dislocated his left shoulder following a huge moment down The Waterfall in the closing stages of FP3. The Frenchman will, however, be able to ride in FP4 at the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland where the team will assess his condition.

Dr. Tommaso Antonetti of the Clinica Mobile further explained Quartararo's current condition: “Fabio had a subluxation of the left shoulder. A subluxation is when your shoulder goes out and after it goes back in. He had a bad movement on the bike. His shoulder had a complete subluxation two years ago and four years go too.

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"Now, the shoulder is in, this is not a big deal, but the real problem is the pain. We are trying to control the pain with cryotherapy and using some painkillers and we have to check every 30 minutes the pain and we will try to do our best to help him to do the qualifying.”

Furthermore, Dr. Antonetti explained whether the 20-year-old will be able to compete in qualifying later this afternoon: “We don’t know yet, we have to wait and check. He wants to do it for sure, but we have to be sure that it won’t be dangerous for him.”

The rookie sensation is searching for a third consecutive podium finish, but the partial dislocation comes on the same arm that he had arm pump surgery just over four weeks ago. Stay tuned to motogp.com for any further updates on Quartararo's condition ahead of the qualifying at the Sachsenring.

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