MotoGP » Crutchlow injury 'a lot worse' than that of Edwards

2011 MotoGP rookie Cal Crutchlow has undergone successful surgery to the collarbone injury he sustained at Silverstone - but he warns that it is a worse break than that suffered by Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate Colin Edwards...

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Uijui - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 7:29 PM

Let's not forget that NitroNori finished six at wsbk with definately badly broken collarbone. But I have always rated hin as something above human.

DaniLow - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 7:30 PM

This will get interesting, with all the Brit fans that called Dani a pussy, after Edwards podium effort. I guess now everyone will agree that all injuries are not the same.


June 15, 2011 7:38 PM
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X rays for both Cal and Colin were posted online and unfortunately, Cal's displays more severe displacement of the bones, indicating greater trauma to surrounding tissue. Add to that a 2-day delay before surgery and it's not a good recipe for a quick recovery. I'd be amazed if he was anywhere near fit enough for next weekend. Bad news for him and Tech 3.

The only good news is that titanium-stabilised knitted bone should be much stronger than before. (Though you wouldn't know it from Dani's problems.)

over the moon - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 10:04 PM

Dons info makes gloomy reading..

There's nothing to be gained coming back too early, weak and unable to ride properly risking further injury. Although Cal will put pressure on himself to try and match Cols amazing ride he should think about the fact he already has a contract for next year and his status as one of the fastest non factory riders. Wobbling round at the back won't do him any favours at all.

Speedy recovery wishes.


June 15, 2011 10:41 PM

@ over the moon

Yep, must say Colin did AMAZINGLY well to ride that competitively so soon. No doubt about that. The guy is a hero.

But the level of pain varies according to how the nerves are impinged and how much soft tissue damage there is. Some collarbone breaks cause fairly little pain while for others it's the most agonising break you could possibly have. It's the latter for Cal, I'm afraid. Cruel luck indeed.

Wish him well - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 11:17 PM

Wish him well.Sometimes though diferent people can handle things better than others and I can't help but think that this is yet more evidence of "pooseez"because Edwards just takes some pills and bingo he is on the podium at next race.Performance enhancing maybe but well anyone can take them so maybe he has found a little extra boost and there is nothing wrong with that.

alison - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 11:36 PM

Im sorry for Cal and wish him a speedy recovery but have to say Colin is old school and although im sure pain prob not as bad as Cal, dont think Cal would have rode with Colins injury.
They are just tougher men from that era, history proves it.

pablo - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 11:48 PM

Let's not get stupid about the severity of Cal's injury. If it is said to be bad, then it must be. I'm certain that if Cal could ride he would (the same for all racers). No need to question Cal's courage on this, It's obvious that Cal delivers the goods whenever possible.

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