Stefan Bradl has become the second MotoGP™ rider this week to undergo surgery for arm pump. The LCR Honda MotoGP pilot underwent the operation in Germany, having begun to be affected during the Spanish Grand Prix.
It was approximately five laps into Sunday’s race at Jerez when Bradl started to suffer the strain in his right arm. As German publication Speedweek reports, the 2011 Moto2™ World Champion was therefore operated on at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, with the procedure being carried out by Dr. Wolfgang Streifinger at a hospital in Wertingen, near Augsberg in the State of Bavaria.
It is also being reported that Bradl’s participation in the upcoming French Grand Prix at Le Mans is not under threat, with the operation having taken just 15 minutes. Bradl had undergone the same surgery in Barcelona with Dr. Xavier Mir in November 2012.
“First of all, I wish to thank Doctor Streifinger and his staff,” Bradl comments on Wednesday afternoon. “We have known each other since 2010, when he operated on me for the first time. After the arm pump problems I suffered in Jerez, we decided to treat the right forearm again and the operation was very quick: only 15 minutes. Now I am starting my recovery program to be fit for the forthcoming GP in Le Mans.”
Dani Pedrosa is the other rider to have been operated on this week, also involving the right forearm. In the case of the Spanish rider, the procedure was carried out on Tuesday by Dr. Xavier Mir at the Quiron Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona.