Barberá begins recovery after leg surgery
Pramac Racing Team rider Héctor Barberá underwent successful surgery in Barcelona, Spain, to repair the fractured left tibia and fibula he suffered during a training incident two days ago.
The 25-year-old rider had a titanium plate and several screws inserted in his left leg during an operation that was carried out by specialist surgeon Doctor Xavier Mir in cooperation with Doctor Eugenio Jimeno, leg surgery chief at the Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus.
In a post-operation statement, Doctor Mir stated that the surgery was successful and was confident that the rider would be to leave the hospital in 48 hours. He can also take part in light physical activity in seven days.
"It is difficult to say how long the post surgery rehabilitation will take as the patient's progress needs to be evaluated periodically but is hopeful that Barberá can race in 4 or 6 weeks," the doctor said.
In his own comments Héctor Barberá explained that he was disappointed about the incident, especially about the fact that it happened in the worst period possible. "The last three races I was able to enjoy while I was riding and fighting with the Factory riders to achieve the best result possible. I could have gotten other brilliant results in the next round in Laguna Seca and Indy, but it’s the life and now I have to think only about my injury and my rehabilitation," the rider concluded.