The French pilot Fabio Quartararo
, who this Sunday lost the race he was leading in Jerez because of running out of strength in his right forearm, will have to undergo surgery this Tuesday after the tests he has undergone this Monday in France show that he is the best solution to alleviate his muscular problem is in an initial phase of the ailment, there is a point in the right forearm where the blood does not circulate well and it is necessary to unblock it.
The 22-year-old pilot was treated on Monday by Doctor Olivier Dufour in Marseille where it was noted that the situation was better than expected and he will finally undergo a small surgery in Aix-en-Provence. In statements from his manager Éric Mahé, to l’Equipe, confirmed that “there is an area where the blood does not circulate well, therefore, it is necessary to unblock the area, but it is a small operation, much less than a true compartment syndrome.”
Your participation in the French Grand Prix to be held on May 16 is not in jeopardy. “We are not very concerned about Le Mans. Even with a classic operation, he could race, he already did (at the Catalan GP in 2019, operated on Tuesday of the previous week by Dr. Mir). But here, it is really minor. He will recover very quickly ”.
This is how Quartararo recounted his experience in the race on Sunday: “The arm hardened and became like a stone. I resisted for about six laps, but there came a point where I could barely stop and it was even dangerous ”.
“I have no idea what I’m going to do. Right now I am lost because there are many people who tell me different things about what to do. I want to rest because I don’t want to be wrong, ”added the Yamaha man who shortly after his appearance before the press made the decision to fly to France and not take part in this Monday’s test in Jerez to undergo the tests.
“It is clear that I have to do something, because the arm is not well. During the whole of last year I had no problem, in Portimao it annoyed me a bit and here, from the middle of the race, I could barely brake with four fingers when I normally do with one ”.
He is the third MotoGP rider who after just four GGPP is forced to undergo surgery for ailments in his forearms. After the second Losail race, Iker Lecuona and Jack Miller were operated on and Aleix Espargaró is another of the riders who suffered the ailment in Jerez and is pending.