Rabat undergoes successful surgery for broken collarbone

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Tito Rabat has undergone successful surgery on the left collarbone that he broke in Mugello on Saturday. His surgery was performed at the Hospital Universitario Dexeus in Barcelona by the highly experienced team of Doctor Xavier Mir and Doctor Victor Marlet.

The 90-minute operation involved fitting a titanium plate to the Spaniard’s sternoclavicular joint, which was then secured in place with eight screws.

Speaking after the operation, team manager Michael Bartholemy says that while it was a success, it’s still too early to gauge Rabat’s fitness for his home race in Barcelona in only ten days.

“A fractured collarbone was a high price for Tito to pay in what looked like an innocuous crash at the Italian Grand Prix. The good news is that the damage wasn’t as extensive as first feared and that he was able to return to Barcelona quickly for treatment.

“The surgery, carried out by Doctors Mir and Marlet, was a success, but we need to confer with them again later this week before deciding with Tito at which race he will return. We know Tito will be keen to get back on the bike as soon as possible, but we want him to be fully fit before he does so.” 

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer