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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati confident Ben Spies can return in Laguna or Indianapolis

Ducati is hoping injured Texan Ben Spies can be fit enough to return to MotoGP action on home soil in Laguna Seca or Indianapolis. The 2009 World Superbike champion believes the California clash on July 21 might be too soon to return from a serious right shoulder injury he sustained in a rain-hit Sepang race last October. Spies is undertaking an intensive...

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Spies

Same sort of injury that ended Foggy's career and more recently Hodgson.  Good luck to him but it could be the end of the line.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Career ending injury?

We don't know that Saturn. Prognosis is for a full recovery. I don't think this was the case for Hodgson at least. What type of Spies we see after that remains to be seen.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Hopefully not Nostro - I think a fit and confident Spies could still be capable of rattling a few cages.

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jamieg999

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jamieg999 says:

Unless his head's gone

It's got to be running around his mind, am I good enough? Why me all the time? I don't think he can get to the level required and especially not now Marc Marquez has turned up, it'll only get worse when Redding, Rins, Viñales and co land. He might be a man for the Panigale though.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Fingers crossed he is recovered by then but I have always said when he is fully recovered Spies will be on the tail of the works Ducati riders and his team-mate.

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

next stop likely to be WSBK.

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noddy61

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noddy61 says:

Rossi and Spies to WSB next year, and aaazzzzzzzziiiiffffff Dorna's gonna let that happen.

Marquez Lorenzo and Pedro fighting for the motogp title on the telly one week,Rossi Spies Sykes Marco Guinters Rea Laverty and Chaz fighting for wins in WSB on the telly the next Sunday mmmmm.........I can only dream.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

I reckon Ben should get to full fitness first. Taming the Ducati GP bike is a handfull to say the least.

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aintnothin

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aintnothin says:

Spies

I'm sure he has some mental healing as well after being toyed with by Yamaha (different parts from JL, a broken swingarm, other mysterious issues).

Once he's healed and believes Ducati is behind him he will give 110%.  He didn't race AMA and WSBK the way he did because of nothing...

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AussieInSUI

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AussieInSUI says:

yep

Spies also impressed at WSBK too. Mind you that Yami was hot. Perhaps Spies has a little more respect for his body than the other top riders... still brave though.

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