The fracture seems to have been a clean one, nevertheless the medical staff decided to operate Bautista first thing Friday morning. According to the early predictions, the doctors see no reasons why the Spaniard could not take part in the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, scheduled between May 21st and 23rd.
“Alvaro Bautista had a fall whilst riding his motocross machine on Thursday and underwent a successful one-hour operation today (Friday) to repair what his surgeon described as a simple break to the clavicle bone in his shoulder,” said the press release from Suzuki.
“His medical team is confident that Bautista can ride at Le Mans next week, although it may be with some pain and restricted movement. Bautista is also sure that he will be ready for the French Grand Prix and is 100% focused on competing at Le Mans,” confirmed the MotoGP team insisting that they have no plans to look for a replacement for the 3rd round of the 2010 season.
“Therefore, Rizla Suzuki has no plans at present to replace Bautista for the French Grand Prix on Sunday 23rd May and will update news on his condition as it becomes available,” added the statement.
Bautista is currently 16th overall in the riders' classification, after scoring a 10th place in his home race in Spain.