Jack Miller underwent surgery on Tuesday to solve the problems he had in his right forearm. Iker Lecuona was also operated on for the same reason.
The pilot of Ducati He was the protagonist in the last race due to the unpresentable and dangerous incident he starred in with Joan Mir, whom he rammed into the Losail Circuit straight at almost 200 km / h.
The Australian has been one of the great disappointments in Qatar, finishing ninth in the two races contested. Promoted this year to the official Ducati team and after having been the fastest in the preseason, Borgo Panigale pointed to him as their candidate for the title, but after the first two grands prix he is the only rider of the brand to carry the title. GP21 who has not yet reached the podium.
After the Doha GP race, Miller explained that he had been suffering from problems in his right arm of what is known as the Compartment syndrome, a very common ailment among pilots that causes increased pressure in a muscle compartment that can damage nerves and muscles and creates problems with blood flow.
“After the incident with Mir, I was able to attack and narrow the gap,” he commented. “I did some of my best laps and after that I started to notice a bulge in my right arm, so we will have to look at it. I already suffered it last week, so I don’t know if it is the track, the wind or something like that, but We have to find out. We’ll probably take care of that this week. “
As soon as he left Qatar, the #43 He traveled to Barcelona, where he underwent a review and was operated successfully this Tuesday by Doctor Xavier Mir at the Dexeus University Hospital. The intention is to be ready for the next Grand Prix of Portugal, which starts the April 16th. Two seasons ago, Fabio Quartararo was intervened for the same reason and 12 days later he finished second in the Catalan Grand Prix.
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“The operation was short and it went very well. I can’t wait to start rehabilitation: there are 10 days to go before the next Grand Prix in Portimao and if the recovery periods go according to plan, I could be competing in the Portugal race even if I am not 100% of my physical condition. I want to thank Dr. Mir and his entire team at Hospital Dexeus for their availability and treatment, ”said Miller.
In Qatar, Iker Lecuona also announced that he would undergo surgery this Tuesday, in his case at the IMED Hospital in Valencia by the same team of doctors who had already operated on him twice for compartment syndrome.