MotoGP’s Barbera Undergoes Leg Surgery
While training at home Friday for Laguna Seca MotoGP, Spain’s Hector Barbera fractured his left tibia and fibula.
And the Pramac Racing Ducati rider underwent successful surgery Sunday, the 25-year old getting a titanium plate and several screws inserted into his left leg. Barbera will be out for the next four to six weeks, likely missing both US MotoGP meets (Laguna Seca, Indy).
The operation has carried out by specialist surgeon Doctor Xavier Mir in cooperation with Doctor Eugenio Jimeno, leg surgery chief at the Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain.
Doctor Mir says: “The surgery had good result. We are confident that Héctor will be able to leave the hospital in 48 hours and can being light physical activity in seven day.
“It is difficult to say how long the post surgery rehabilitation will take. We need to evaluate the progress of the patient, but I think that we can reasonably think that he will able to run a race in 4 or 6 weeks, according to his feedback.”
Hector Barbera (Pramac Racing Ducati GP12 MotoGP) says: “Doctor Mir and Doctor Jimeno have done a great job. Im feeling quite good, still a dizzy from the anaesthesia, but its normal. Obviously Im disappointed about the incident. It happened in the worst period possible. I had a great feeling both with my bike and with my crew. In the last three races I was able to enjoy while I was riding and fighting with the Factory riders to achieve the best result possible. I could catch other brilliant results in the next round in Laguna Seca and Indy, but its the life and now I have to think only about my injury and my rehabilitation.”