The French Monster Energy Yamaha rider, Fabio Quartararo, who this Sunday lost the Jerez race after leading it because of pain in his right forearm and losing touch to hit the gas and brake, has undergone surgery this Tuesday in Aix-en-Provence, just as he just got on his social media.
“Operation OK. All good, there is only one thing in mind, the next home race ”, he wrote as a caption from the hospital
After losing the hat-trick option in Jerez and also the World Championship leadership, the Frenchman resigned this Monday from the Jerez test and flew to France to undergo an exploration since it was suspected that it could be the compartment syndrome for which he had already underwent surgery on this arm in his rookie year in May 2019, ten days after the GP of Catalunya. After the MRI he was in an initial state. “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,” his manager Eric Mahé explained to l’Equipe.
This is how Quartararo recounted his experience in the race on Sunday: “The arm hardened and remained like a stone. I resisted for about six laps, but there came a point where I could barely stop and it was even dangerous. “
“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 finally underwent surgery this Tuesday and hopes to be in perfect condition to face the next Grand Prix at Le Mans from 14 to 16 May.