05/04/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/04/2021 06:34
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo has undergone successful arm pump surgery to rectify the problem that cost him victory in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. With 13 laps completed in Jerez, the Frenchman hit issues with his right arm and he proceeded to fall through the field from first to thirteenth, relinquishing his lead of the MotoGP™ World Championship in the process.
Now, the 22-year-old has gone under the knife in order to solve the compartment syndrome issue ahead of his home round at Le Mans from the 14th to the 16th of May. It's the second time in two years he's had said operation, with the first operation coming in May of 2019 following his MotoGP™ debut.
'The operation for the compartment syndrome went very well,' said Quartararo following the operation 'I am still feeling a little sleepy from the anesthetic but I am fine. The doctor told me that everything went as expected. The severe pain that I felt during the race in Jerez prevented me from fighting for victory. I'm really looking forward to being home and start working on the arm this week so that I can be 100% fit in Le Mans. I am feeling very positive about my recovery. I'm mentally strong and can't wait to get back on board my M1 as soon as possible.'