2013 MotoGP: Successful Shoulder Surgery for Karel Abraham
"His ligaments of the articular capsule on the outside of the joint were damaged, while the ligaments connecting the scapula and the clavicle had torn and healed to form a weak join. This was causing instability in the joint and discomfort. The ligaments connecting the scapula and clavicle were no longer holding the shoulder in place, so it was necessary to graft on a tendon from the forearm; use of that tendon is standard and the patient will not notice it, even when playing sports to the full," the surgeon told MotoGP.com.
According to medical sources, Karel will be able to start exercising in two or three weeks at the earliest, and only in case his healing process goes without any sorts of problems. If all works out well, Abraham could begin full exercises after 6 weeks.
Cardion AB, the family-run decided that Karel should sit out of racing for the rest of the season, allowing his injuries to fully recover prior to the MotoGP winter testing sessions and upcoming season, and has employed the services of Luca Scassa, who finished the Aragon round only 2 steps outside point-scoring placement.
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