Lorenzo Undergoes Successful Surgery
BARCELONA, Spain – Jorge Lorenzo successfully underwent surgery at the Hospital General de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, last night to repair his fractured left collarbone.
The injury was sustained when he crashed in the second practice for the Dutch Grand Prix at TT Assen yesterday afternoon.
He was operated on by Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez of the Hospital General de Catalunya, assisted by Dr. Ana Carreras, Dr. Marcos Cots and Dr. Michele Zasa of the Clinica Mobile.
“The duration of the surgery was approximately two hours; the clinical course of post-operative has been regular. Jorge sustained a displaced, complex fracture to the third medial of the left collarbone,” Dr. Zasa said. “It’s been a challenging operation, apparently successful. We inserted a titanium plate and eight screws to secure the fragments of the collarbone. Jorge has just woken up from the anesthesia. In the next few hours we will evaluate the progress of the patient and then we will be able to estimate how long the post-surgery rehabilitation will take.”
Lorenzo has since been released from the hospital and declared fit to fly. He has decided to return to TT Assen to spend the remainder of the weekend with his MotoGP team.