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Crutchlow has surgery

Cal Crutchlow has tendon operation.
2011 MotoGP rookie Cal Crutchlow is recovering after surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered just before this year's World Superbike Championship.

The tendon operation, similar to the one recently undertaken by Valentino Rossi, went as planned - and Crutchlow expects to be fit for the next test - although the damage was worse than expected and arthritis was also found.

“Back home now after my shoulder operation with Professor Len Funk!” Crutchlow wrote on his Twitter page @calcrutchlow. “Alot worse than expected, fixed tendon back on but found i have arthritis in it but that shouldnt effect until some years we hope! Same recovery and hope to test Sepang Feb1 . . . !"

Crutchlow will ride alongside Colin Edwards at Monster Yamaha Tech 3 next season.


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Deckard - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 10:18 PM

What rubbish to say it's an excuse! If it's an excuse don't you think he would have used it during the his WSBK season and claimed that it was his shoulder that was preventing better finishes? No, he never mentioned it, never used it. Just got on with the job, without any b!tching about it to the media. If anything it's been the OPPOSITE of an excuse, cos it's been near enough a damn secret!

pp916 - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 8:05 PM

So what you suggesting 50cc......that he's not really had an injury at all and this is all an elaborate hoax? Does the same apply to Rossi? At least Cal has kept quiet about it all year, as has Mark Webber as it turns out (carrying a broken shoulder blade for the last 4 F1 races)....its a pity Valentino couldn't have done the same and just gritted his teeth and got on with the job...... Personally I'm just as interested in how Cal's operation went as much as anybody else's as I'd like to see him perform to the best of his ability next season and not be handicapped by lack of testing (although given the current testing regime that seems inevitable anyway), or by the residual effects of healing and the consequential lack of training. I'm sure he will want to be at his best from the start, whether that is good enough to make a real impression time will tell, but at least he's man enough to take on the challenge. And as for keeping his mouth shut...how about setting a precedent and



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