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Marco Melandri successfully undergoes meniscus repair

The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team rider Marco Melandri underwent surgery today to repair his right meniscus, injured last Sunday during a charity football game in Cattolica (Italy). The operation was performed by Professor Catani at Policlinico of Modena and no complications ensued. Melandri will start rehabilitation in the following days and will be back on track for the first tests of 2017, scheduled for January 24-25 in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain).

Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #33)
“Looking on the bright side, perhaps I was lucky to encounter this issue at this time of the year, when both the championship and tests are over. It’s better to pay my dues with bad luck now, when we have all the time to recover. I was simply walking on the field when I felt a crack, so it’s safe to say it would have only been a matter of time before this injury happened. I will start rehabilitation right away, and in 8-10 days I shall be able to walk without crutches already. I can’t wait to be back on my Panigale R.”