Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP: Colin Edwards Fit for Silverstone

MotoGP: Colin Edwards Fit for Silverstone

2011 MotoGP

Last weekend, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Colin Edwards crashed and broke his shoulder during practice for Catalunya MotoGP, which caused him to miss his string of 141 successive GP races since debuting in 2003.

But he won’t miss this weekend’s round in Silverstone, though; Edwards doctors deemed him fit to return to action after the Texan passed a medical test on his right shoulder.

Colin Edwards (Monster Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP) says: "I was confident I would get through the medical and now I’m just looking forward to the weekend and being back on track with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team.

"The shoulder feels fantastic and I can’t thank Dr Xavier Mir and his staff enough because without them I wouldn’t be in a position to even consider riding. I know it is not going to be an easy weekend because there are some fast changes of direction and hard braking at Silverstone, but I’m confident I can do a good job and bring home some points for the Team."

Last Saturday, Edwards had a titanium plate and 13 screws inserted in the shoulder during a three-hour operation performed by Dr Xavier Mir and Dr Victor Marlet at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus.

Edwards is currently 13th in the 2011 MotoGP Championship with 21 points.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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