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Austin MotoGP: Dislocated finger for Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow suffers dislocated finger in Austin MotoGP accident.
Updated: Ducati has announced that Cal Crutchlow's Austin MotoGP hand injuries are not as bad as first feared.

After being taken to the medical centre with a suspected broken hand, the Englishman has been diagnosed with a dislocated little finger:

Crutchlow had earlier pitted for a new rear tyre and was running in last place when he suffered the big fall at turn two, on lap 13 of 21.

The Englishman immediately removed his glove and began checking his right hand, before being carried away on a stretcher. Crutchlow will now aim to be fit for the new event in Argentina on April 25-27.

There was better news on the other side of the garage with team-mate Andrea Dovizioso claiming his and Ducati's first podium since 2012.


Tagged as: Ducati , Cal Crutchlow

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TrueFan

April 13, 2014 9:36 PM

"Crutchlow now faces a fight to be fit for the new event in Argentina on April 25-27." well, that's an understatement. It's hard enough to ride a Desmosedici, much harder with a broken hand...

1050cc

April 13, 2014 10:08 PM

Poor old Cal... Even at this early stage, I reckon he HATES that bike! Yes he is well paid and we all knew what he was getting into, but dang, he must be seriously pi**ed off at the moment! Get well soon Cal!



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