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Second wrist surgery for Nicky Hayden

Further wrist surgery for Nicky Hayden aims to give the former MotoGP champion increased mobility.
Having struggled for mobility since his post-Mugello wrist surgery, former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has gone back under the knife.

Hayden had hinted at the possibility of upcoming surgery at last Sunday's Sachsenring round:

"I need to go home and get healthy. I keep 'crying' about it and it sounds like I'm complaining, but the truth is that I'm really suffering a lot and it's tough to ride this bike with one arm. I'll go home and see some doctors and see what we can do."

On Wednesday morning at 6am the Drive M7 Aspar rider duly underwent an operation that lasted an hour and a half, carried out by Dr. Chao at the Oasis Center in San Diego.

The medical term for the procedure is a 'proximal row carpectomy with radial styloidectomy' which involves the removal of a row of small bones in the wrist in order to increase mobility within the joint.

Dr. Chao reported that the operation had been a success and that Hayden now has increased range of motion in his wrist.

Hayden will soon begin therapy and has until the end of the summer break, at Indianapolis on August 8-10, to regain fitness.

The American tweaked his right wrist during round three at Jerez, the ongoing inflammation prompting the #69 to withdraw from Mugello and head for the previous surgery.

Hayden, in the first year of a two-year deal at Aspar, is 13th in the world championship, one place and four points behind the top Production Honda rider Scott Redding.


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TalentFan

July 18, 2014 3:32 PM

Beating himself up and potentially crippling wrist injury to carry for the rest of his life.... So he can ride a bike designed to be hopelessly uncompetitive. I like Nicky as a rider. But IMO It's way past time that he and ALL non factory pilots cried enough and told Dorna to ram it. Riders are using up their careers as grid fillers, as Dorna exploit them while failing them utterly. Without non factory entrants MotoGP hasn't enough entrants. Yet they are treated as 3rd class grid fillers so the Factory teams get a field to humiliate and look good for fans too damn stupid to care. Maybe if the privateers all pulled the plug then Dorna would be forced to reconsider and put a series in place where all entrants got a genuinely fair go, not just expected to waste careers and risk their health so that idiots can call them carp for not being able to beat Marquez. Get out Nicky. You'll get no thanks nor kudos for staying and zero chance of a competitive ride.

1MoreRound

July 18, 2014 5:37 PM
Last Edited 148 days ago

Fully agree with TalentFan. Time is now for Hayden to think about his health and career. SBK has got to be a consideration if he wants to continue with a prosperous career. His spot in the GP game-plan is a joke.



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