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Operation successful for Martin

Victim of several fractures during a fall last Saturday in Portimão, the Spanish driver Jorge Martin has been successfully operated on in Barcelona and intends to return by the end of May.

Jorge Martin will be able to begin his convalescence. The young Spanish rider, author of his first MotoGP podium at the Doha Grand Prix, underwent a triple operation to treat the fractures resulting from the fall he suffered during the third free practice session of the Portuguese Grand Prix, last Saturday in Portimão. During this operation, the doctors were able to intervene in the medial malleolus of the right ankle, in the left knee but also in the thumb of the right hand. Fractures that were also accompanied by head trauma. “One on the right hand, on the thumb, another on the left knee for which I will need a little more time, and another on the right foot, on the tibial malleolus, Jorge Martin confided via social networks. at the end of this triple operation. In total, three operations at the same time, with three doctors and three different teams. »

Martin aims to return to Mugello

Adding in his message that ” the three operations went perfectly well “, Greeting at the same time the” doctors Xavier Mir, Jimeno, Campillo, Monllau and their teams “, Jorge Martin already has in mind his return to competition. ” The countdown has begun ! He adds. But the one who is nicknamed the “Martinator” does not want to cut corners, no doubt having in mind the early return of Marc Marquez last year, which ended in a nine-month absence for the eight-time world champion. . While the Pramac team has already confirmed that Tito Rabat will join Johann Zarco for the Spanish Grand Prix, contested the weekend of May 2 in Jérez de la Frontera, facing the unavailability of the official Ducati tester Michele Pirro, Jorge Martin does not hide that competing in the French Grand Prix will be “probably impossible”. “My goal is fixed on Mugello”, confirms the Spaniard who is aiming for a return in a little over a month with the hope of continuing the momentum of a good start to the season.

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