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Frossard to attempt Italian GP after knee surgery

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard will travel to Fermo for the Grand Prix of Italy this weekend and attempt the third round of sixteen in the FIM Motocross World Championship in the wake of successful surgery on his right knee on Monday.

The 2011 MX1 championship runner-up required a procedure to remove a damaged anterior cruciate ligament and is now hopeful of postponing a reconstruction of the joint until the end of the season. After initial estimations that the Frenchman had affected his meniscus after catching his knee on the ground during the qualification heat for the Grand Prix of Bulgaria last Saturday, it was actually the ligament that was causing pain and a lack of movement.

With the knee now ‘tidy’ Frossard – who has already won the 2012 Italian Elite Championship – is aiming to get his MX1 Grand Prix campaign back on track after a strong start and a podium result several weeks ago at Valkenswaard in Holland for the series opener.

Monster Energy Yamaha MX2-GP star Christophe Charlier will ride his YZ250FM for the first time this Thursday since breaking his foot four weeks ago. Depending on the outcome of the session a judgement will be made on his participation this weekend on the Adriatic coast.

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