Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

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Loris Baz will go under the knife tomorrow morning in Geneva to fix the bones in his foot that were broken in Sunday’s Mugello round of MotoGP.  The Frenchman sustained fractures on the second, third, fourth and fifth metatarsus, and a displacement on the first one.

Sustaining severe damage to multiple bones, he will now be operated on by Dr Finn Mahler of the Hospital La Tour at Meyrin/Geneve tomorrow morning to have the most severely damaged bones plated back together.

“The race was incredible short for me. I did a good start but it was a lot of traffic on the inside and it was difficult to overtake in the first turn, so I decided to get the outside line, but suddenly someone hit me and I crashed.

“From the first moment I realized that my foot was broken. I got fractures on the second, third, fourth and fifth metatarsus, and a displacement on the first one. I got set the first one at the circuit medical centre and I will go to the hospital at Geneva on Tuesday to fix the rest.

“I don’t know How long will take the recovery because is a difficult place and can swell a lot. I will follow the doctor instructions because I don’t want to come back soon and take risks for the next races. More than the race I’ll be disappointed if I can do the test on after the race in Barcelona, because I really need it.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer