The news on Eugene Laverty, who broke his wrist and dislocated his shoulder during the MotoGP test at Jerez in Spain last week, is that his recovery will take a maximum of six weeks.
The Irishman took a nasty fall on the second day of the final test of the season, and was transferred to the Hospital Universitario Quirón Dexeus in Barcelona.
Laverty underwent surgery on his left arm and had a titanium plate fitted during an operation undertaken by renowned surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir.
A statement issued by the Power Electronics Aspar Team said: “A 3D scan at the facility discovered further damage. In addition to the metaphyseal fracture of the distal radius with avulsion of the left ulnar styloid, Laverty was also diagnosed with a small fracture of the first thoracic vertebra, and a fracture of the coracoid aphophysis in his right shoulder.
“Both the shoulder and vertebra can be treated with rest, although a surgical procedure was required for his left arm.
“In the first week of recovery, rigid immobilisation of his wrist will be required, and following this the first stages of recovery will be carried out.
“In the second week, the stitches will be removed and a further X-ray taken to confirm the success of the operation. From then on, Laverty will start the rehabilitation process and will need four to six weeks to recover from all the fractures caused by [the] crash in Jerez.”