Laverty undergoes surgery

Aspar Ducati rider Eugene Laverty underwent successful surgery in Barcelona on Friday after fracturing his left wrist in a test crash at Jerez a day earlier. 

Laverty’s operation, which involved fitting a titanium plate in his wrist, lasted 90 minutes and was conducted by Dr Xavier Mir at the Quiron Dexeus university hospital.

Laverty also sustained a dislocated right shoulder and a blow to the head as a result of the horrific crash. 

However, upon further examination, the 29-year-old was also diagnosed with a fractured right shoulder and first thoracic vertebra, but will not require any additional surgery. 

The Englishman will need at least four to six weeks to make a full recovery, but he should be ready when the first 2016 MotoGP tests are held in February.

In his first MotoGP season, Laverty finished 22nd, with his best performance coming at the Catalan Grand Prix, where he came 12th.