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Surgery Ends Season For Ben Spies

Ben Spies

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Yamaha Factory Racing rider Ben Spies has successfully completed surgery in the USA on Oct. 23 to repair torn ligament damage to his right shoulder following a crash in the Grand Prix of Malaysia on Oct. 20.

The procedure consisted of the reconstruction of the Coracoclavicular Ligaments torn in the crash and a reduction of a separated Acrimioclavicular joint, aided by a Twin Tightrope device, which is a suture based system. Cadavar tissue was placed to replace and reinforce the Coracoclavicular Ligaments that were torn.

The surgery was successful, Spies will make a full recovery although he will need to remain in a sling for up to 10-12 weeks.

The decision on a replacement rider for the final round of the championship at Valencia will be clarified by Yamaha Factory Racing following the Phillip Island weekend.

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