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Rins Flies Back Home to Undergo a Surgery

Team Suzuki Press Office – April 24.  Team SUZUKI ECSTAR and Spanish rider Alex Rins are finally travelling back home after a fateful weekend at the COTA circuit in Austin, Texas. The rider, who suffered a crash during the Free Practice 3 last Saturday, could not compete in the Grand Prix of the Americas due to a double fracture of the left arm that had to be treated in the hospital by Doctor Austin Hill, orthopedic traumatologist at the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Rins will land tomorrow afternoon in Barcelona, where he will be operated on throughout the week at the University Hospital Dexeus, in Barcelona, by Dr. Xavier Mir, Head of the Hand Unit and Coordinator of the MotoGP Traumatology Service, when inflammation of the left arm has subsided.

The recovery stages are not yet known, and it will not be until after the surgical intervention occurs that the times and rehab therapy will be determined.

ALEX RINS
“It’s been a very tough weekend. This is a special track where I have always found myself pretty comfortable, and I enjoyed riding a lot, but this grand prix instead has been complicated. We have paid very dearly for Saturday´s fall. Now that we have accepted it, we can begin the recovery. The team is giving me exceptional support and I hope soon to start giving them back some joy so that we can all get rid of this bitter taste in our mouths. Now it’s time to go back home, wait for the arm´s swelling to reduce, and undergo surgery. I’m not thinking about recovery time as much as coming back at 100%”.