Barbera and Rins join the masses with arm pump surgery

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Alex Rins and Hector Barbera have both underwent arm pump surgery with the Spaniard's both going under the knife in Barcelona.

Both riders used Dr Xavier Mir for the surgery and for Barbera the operation lasted 70 minutes and he used microsurgical techniques to release the extensor and flexor fascia of the right forearm. Rins struggled with the condition at the last two races and at a private test in Aragon the condition worsened so he felt the need to have the surgery.

Dr Mir commented that “The operation went well. Tomorrow we will make a first examination, since during the first days he must have his arm immobilised with plaster protection. Starting Monday will begin physical therapy and stretching the fingers, elbow, forearm and wrist to evaluate his participation in the Catalunya GP.”

Both riders will be hoping to be fit to take part in the races in Barcelona.

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Steve English

By Steve English