Injury Updates – Cortese’s broken wrist and other stories…

Rider’s like to show you just how badly they got hurt, almost like a badge of honour. Bradley Smith took it to extremes with some frankly quite gory images of his finger injury earlier in the year.

Rather more sedate are Sandro Cortese’s x-rays following his accident in Brno last weekend.

cortese post brno x ray

All fixed and on the mend…Cortese shares his surgery secrets!
Image via @Sandrissimo11 on Twitter

The Moto3 champion showed his battle scars from the Brno round but he was not the only rider carrying injury or getting a new one!

Let’s investigate who may struggle to make Silverstone…

Intact GP revealed Cortese is keen to attempt to make the Brirish Grand Prix, despite his operation being the same week, having taken place on Monday

“Many greetings from Sandro out of the hospital, fresh from his arm surgery. He wants to be sure to try at Silverstone…” was Tweeted by the team. The German Moto2 rider adding “trying to recover as fast as I can”.
UPDATE: Cortese has arrived and will attempt to participate
A painful crash lead to a painful injury for Frenchman Mike Di Meglio, who sustained a compound fracture to his Coccyx (bottom area!) and will be out of Moto2 action for around a month.
UPDATE:  Cadwell BSB podium finisher Jason O’Halloran will be riding the JiR bike as a replacement for the very injured Mike Di Meglio, congratulations to the Australian and good luck as a last minute replacement!
Also in Moto2 Thitipong Warokorn, Ratthapark Wilairot’s replacement, rode  to the finish Brno race with displaced fibula fracture, from his practice crash.
In Moto3 Luis Salom has postponed the surgery he needs on his broken foot/ankle that he has been suffering through for the past few rounds.
Karel Abraham remains undecided after spending most of the season injured, he was hit again in Brno by wild-card Martin Bauer.
The Czech rider  already missed the Grands Prix of Americas and Spain following a crash in Texas which resulted in a dislocated right collarbone, then returned but missed the Indianapolis race after suffering contusion of his left shoulder and left foot when he highsided and still causes him pain now.
UPDATE: Abraham elected not to ride at the British Grand Prix
MotoGP rider Claudio Corti is expected to ride after suffering a concussion from his fall .
There were plenty of wounded souls circulating before the MotoGP paddock headed into the Czech Republic, lets hope Silverstone is a little kinder.


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