Joan Mir will be unable to take part in next week ‘s San Marino Grand Prix due to injuries sustained after crashing on the first lap of last Sunday’s race at the Red Bull Ring. The Suzuki man was thrown from his bike, flying through the air, before crashing violently into the gravel of the Turn 4 run-off.
The runner himself spread the situation through his networks, at the same time that the team issued a statement.
“After undergoing several radiological tests, the doctors advise me to rest for 15 days and a new evaluation after that period,” explains Mir .
“Unfortunately I will miss the Misano race, but I am confident I can return to Aragon. It has been a tough season, but I am convinced that we will come back stronger to bring more joy to my team and to all of you who support me”, adds the champion of the world of 2020.
In its statement, Suzuki has reported the rider’s withdrawal for the next MotoGP World Championship race.
“The latest tests show bone and ligament damage to his right ankle that will force the pilot to rest for at least the next 15 days,” explains the note after the tests to which the pilot underwent.
“After the fall on Sunday, the doctors detected a small fracture in the talus bone of the right ankle. After returning home on Sunday night, the Mallorcan underwent further tests in Andorra”, he adds..
After this first examination, Mir passed new check-ups before the persistence of discomfort.
“Yesterday he visited Dr. Juan Garcías at the Juaneda Miramar Hospital in Palma de Mallorca , where he underwent a CAT scan and an additional MRI, since the doctors wanted to rule out bone damage to the head of the left talus, in addition to the right. Despite issuing a more encouraging diagnosis than expected, Dr. Garcías found ligamentous and bone damage on the right side and recommended caution, advising Mir absolute rest for the next 15 days. This means that Joan will not be able to race in Misano ”, settles the note.
“The patient had a talocalcaneal ligament injury with a small bony avulsion. A stable tibiofibular joint, but with bony contusion at the head of the talus. In this case, the tibiofibular joint was stable and there was no total instability in the navicular bone. Conclusion: talus-calcaneal-navicular ligament injuries with instability grade I – II”, says the medical diagnosis.
Joan will undergo a further round of scans to assess injuries following his 15-day rest period, in order to determine the course of treatment and, if eligible, attempt to race at Motorland for the Aragon Grand Prix .
“In the next few days Suzuki and Dorna will evaluate the best solution for Misano”, reports Suzuki regarding finding a replacement.
Joan Mir, Suzuki MotoGP Team
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