Casey Stoner reveals small op complication

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Former world champion Casey Stoner has revealed his recent wrist operation was hit by a small complication as he continues his long and slow rehabilitation.

The Aussie, who was a surprise visitor to last week’s Jerez test, is currently recuperating from a bone graft operation he needed to repair a troublesome scaphoid injury that flared up last season.

Stoner’s operation should have taken two hours, but in fact took double the time after the complication, which saw a drilling tool break off.

The factory Ducati rider told MCN: “They took the bone from my right hip, only about a centimetre piece because the scaphoid is a very small bone. I’m not sure how long the operation took but there was a very small complication where a tool broke off, so they had to get that out.

"I’m told it is quite normal when they are drilling. I think it took about four hours. It should have taken around two but it ended up taking four hours. And now the most frustrating thing is the recovery is very much a slow process.”

Read all about Stoner’s recovery and get all the news from the Jerez test in this week’s MCN, out on Wednesday, December 3.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt