Nicky Hayden finished 11th in the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

finished 11th in the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden has provided an update on his condition ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, having missed the post-race Monday test at Jerez due to swelling around an old wrist injury.

The Drive M7 Aspar rider saw a wrist injury – which required surgery in 2013 – become inflamed over the weekend of the Spanish Grand Prix and was forced to sit out the day of testing in the south of Spain.

Hayden has been for a check-up back in the States and fully expects to be riding at .

He said, “Basically the doctors here in California agreed with the doctors from Clinica Mobile and after doing some MRI and scans it is nothing so serious. Seems that I just irritated the joint somehow during qualifying (in Jerez), though it is not clear how that caused the inflammation in the joint which caused pain and swelling of the hand.”

“They did some treatment and injections to calm it down and now it is matter of doing therapy and rest to let it heal for Le Mans. We hope it returns back to normal very soon. I’m ok back home doing therapy and trying to prepare for Le Mans.”

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