Karel Abraham has withdrawn from this weekend's British MotoGP due to the injuries suffered at Indianapolis.
The Cardion AB Aprilia rider damaged his shoulder in a Friday practice accident at the American circuit, missing the rest of that event before returning for his home round at Brno last weekend.
Abraham finished a sore 19th in the Czech GP and has now decided to miss the Silverstone event and prepare for Misano in mid-September.
“If I have took part of the race weekend in Silverstone I would be limited by the injury and it would take longer to make a full recovery,” said Abraham, “Therefore, after the consultation with doctors, we have decided to skip the race to let the shoulder rest for another week and then I can fully return to training.
“I'm so sorry that I will miss this race, because I like this circuit and I have achieved one of the best results here. I will skip it for second time due to injury. We cannot think about a good championship result this season, but there are still many races remaining in which I can achieve good race results and improve on my best of this season.
“One of these races can be Misano. Thus I need to be hundred percent fit.”
Abraham, whose best race finish this season is 14th, joins Ben Spies in being absent through injury this weekend.
Abraham and Cardion AB are being linked to privateer Honda machinery for the 2014 season.