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Crutchlow has operation on finger injury | MOTOGP | SPORT

Severed tendon for the Brit, who nevertheless expects to race at Misano

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow suffered an injury to the index finger on his left hand at his training base in Italy on Sunday, with the Brit then admitted to Pistoia Hospital with the injury on Monday morning. Crutchlow was diagnosed with a “lesion of the extensor tendon of the second finger”, which was subsequently sutured.

The two-time GP winner then travelled to Parma to the headquarters of the Clinica Mobile and it was decided to make a custom-made splint in order to guarantee adequate immobilisation of the injury – with Crutchlow remaining hopeful of racing at Misano.

Cal Crutchlow: “Unfortunately, I sliced my finger with a knife yesterday and it severed the tendon on my left index finger. I slept on it, but as the bleeding continued this morning, I went to the Emergency Room at Pistoia Hospital, where I was examined by Dr. Riccardo Simonti who discovered that the tendon was severed. I then had an operation on my finger to reattach the tendon and then stitch it all back up.I was taken care of very well at the hospital, they did a good job. Since then I visited a hand specialist in Parma who made me a splint for the finger to give me every opportunity to ride at my best this weekend for the San Marino GP. I am sure it will be difficult, but I will try one hundred percent as always. Let’s see how it goes.”

 By MotoGP

Crutchlow, San Marino MotoGP 2016