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Moto2: Redding expecting sore Aragon

"I won't be fully recovered for this weekend, but I'll be back to full fitness in Japan" - Scott Redding.
Scott Redding will ride at this weekend's Aragon Moto2 Grand Prix fresh from undergoing arm pump surgery.

The 19-year-old Briton has been struggling with 'carpel tunnel syndrome' (arm pump) since the start of the season, but the condition has worsened considerably in recent weeks.

As a result, the Marc VDS rider felt he had no option but to undergo an operation on his right wrist immediately after the Misano race.

Redding is confident the surgery won't cause him any problems on the bike, but he's also well aware that with Aragon coming just two weeks into a four-week post operation recovery period, this weekend could be a painful one.

"I've had the carpel tunnel problem in my right wrist for a few years, but in the past it was manageable with therapy,” explained Redding.

“This season the therapy hasn't worked and in a few races my right hand has gone completely numb and I couldn't feel how much pressure I was applying to the front brake - not good when you need to be braking on the limit at every corner.

“That's why I decided to get the operation done now, rather than waiting until the end of the season. It means I won't be fully recovered for this weekend, but I'll be back to full fitness in Japan, ready for the last four races of the season.

“The wrist won't be a problem on the bike at Aragon, although it will probably be a bit sore, but then I have my championship position to defend from my team-mate and adrenaline is the best painkiller!"

Redding is fifth in the championship, just five points ahead of team-mate Mika Kallio. Both have claimed a best race finish of second so far this season.

Tagged as: Misano , moto2 , Scott Redding

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herewego - Unregistered

September 26, 2012 8:19 AM

Scott Redding is another rider who isn't able to show his true skills due to the restrictions, or lack of them depending on how you look at it, of Moto2. Scott is far too tall to be in Moto2 and should be given a chance in MotoGP. Surely some manufacturer is willing to take a chance on a lad that has loads of potential and could bring all sorts of good things to what is becoming a mediocre racing event! Young riders need to be brought through at the first opportunity and I think it would do nothing but good for the sport. Scott Redding would be a real asset to a good MotoGP team and also bring in some much needed personality!!


September 25, 2012 9:40 PM
Last Edited 1735 days ago

Firstly it's carpal tunnel syndrome, not carpel. Secondly your article states that carpal tunnel syndrome is another name for arm pump. It isn't. Arm pump is one of the things can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, but that's not to say that CTS and arm pump are one and the same thing. In Scott's case I'm sure the CTS was caused by arm pump. The surgery he has had will not cure the arm pump, but it should alleviate the CTS symptoms. All sorts of things can cause CTS, even pregnancy. Although I doubt it's that in Scott's case. I suffer from CTS in one wrist (no it's not caused by *that* I use the other hand for that) but it's not caused by arm pump. In my case it's down to a previous untreated broken wrist, but there you go. Remember Fast Freddie he suffered from arm pump, but in his case it seemed to lead to tendinitis and probably tenosynovitis.

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