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Capirossi has inflamed shoulder

"For Estoril I hope to reach at least 80-85% of physical condition" – Loris Capirossi.
Medical checks have revealed that Loris Capirossi is suffering from inflammation of the right shoulder.

The new Pramac Ducati rider has experienced pain since January and will now do all he can to be as fit as possible for round three of the world championship, at Estoril from April 29-May 1.

"I have to say that the check-ups I went through were positive,” said Capirossi.

“[On Wednesday] I had the artroscan, which showed that tendon and muscle have reported a injury. Fortunately there is nothing broken.

“Now I will work hard, twice a day, trying to get off the inflammation. I want to heal at all costs, for Estoril I hope to reach at least 80-85% of physical condition.”

Capirossi scored his first Pramac points with eleventh in last Sunday's wet Spanish MotoGP.

Fellow MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow are also recovering from some form of shoulder injury.

Pedrosa has used the longer than expected break between rounds two and three, following the postponement of the Japanese round, to undergo corrective surgery while Crutchlow is reported to have had an unrelated arm-pump operation.



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GPFan - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 6:51 AM

Loris, just stay home, give it up and be a good dad and husband. You gave us enough great fights in the past plus the 1st victory to Ducati. We want to keep those good memories not have them decay. Put the horse out to pasture before we have to put it down...

suz - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 5:54 PM

I sympathize with all of the fans who wish that some of the up-and-coming riders might get a chance to be in MotoGP instead of Capirossi but I just wonder if Capirossi brings in sponsorship money that the team also uses for its other rider. In other words, maybe without Capirossi, the team will be much worse off?



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