Toseland Sidelined 6 Weeks Due to Wrist Injury
Initial medical reports hinted that the British rider would not stay out for too long following his accident, but a more thorough examination led to the conclusion that Toseland would have to undergo surgery at his wrist. The medical operation already took place, with wires being inserted in his wrist, and the recovery time has been set at 6 weeks.
What that means is Toseland will be unable to attend both the British Grand Prix – scheduled in front of his home crowd at Donington Park this upcoming weekend – and the Dutch races at Assen. His projected return in the saddle of his BMW will take place at Monza, in early May.
“My main priority was being fit enough to race at Donington,” admitted Toseland, according to crash.net, “so I was really pleased when I was told in Spain that I would be OK.”
“But when I got back to the hotel, the pain in my right wrist was unbelievable and, considering that I had a race coming up in a week's time, I sent the scan on to a specialist I know in Manchester. From looking at the scan, he thought I'd be alright, but as he's a friend, he left a wedding anniversary party to come and check the wrist properly.”
“They took a new X-ray from a different position in Manchester and found that I had badly displaced bones in my wrist. At that point, things were getting critical as there was no blood flow in the wrist, meaning that the bone could die if I wasn't operated on immediately.”
“I had expected him to confirm that everything was alright and give me the all-clear, so it came as a bit of a shock, to be honest. I guess I've been lucky, but it's a massive disappointment from a racing point of view. I'm so sorry to everybody who has continued to support me,” he added.