2013 MotoGP: Injured Aoyama Travels to Germany, Tries to Race on Sunday
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A former 250cc World Champion, Aoyama suffered a severe injury during a crash in the MotoGP round in Barcelona, Spain, and his had was caught under the bike. Two of his fingers were badly damaged, but Dr. Mir's team managed to reconstruct them. However, the tip of Hiroshi's ring finger had to be amputated.
Aoyama was extremely happy to learn that Dr. Xavier Mir agreed to let him travel to Germany, and is aware that he still have to pass the medical examinations before the Sachsenring round. “I realize that we won’t know exactly how I am until I climb on the bike and get going, but it means a lot just to be going there. The time I have had since the operation has allowed me to fully recover from injuries received in previous accidents; now we just need to keep an eye on the hand injuries and see how much they are going to limit me but, either way, I am very happy to be able to get back on my bike,” the Avintia Blusens rider told MotoGP.com.
During his absence, Aoyama was substituted by Javier del Amor and the regular Avintia reserve Ivan Silva.
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