MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Further checks for Ben Spies


"Only after these checks... will it be possible to have a clearer indication regarding the Texan rider's imminent return" - Pramac Ducati.

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SP - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 6:54 PM

Ben Spies is missing the race through injury. I guess he was not really fit for Austin last time out, but felt he could not miss his home race.
We see riders racing with broken bones quite often but I am aware that a shoulder injury can be horrendous. If you have not ridden a grand prix bike you cannot understand just how much strain is put on your upper body.
A broken leg can be screwed, it can be plated, it can be immobilised. But with a muscle injury, a torn ligament, there is nothing you can do. If you do not rest an injury like that it could end his season. He has to let it heal.
He will be missing but it should be a great race.
Steve Parrish

Jixr - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:40 PM

Yeah you could tell he was hurting during the Austin race, after the race his parade/cool down lap he basically just zipped on by and wanted to get off the bike. From where I was sitting, in the "snake" you could see his front end was slipping quite a bit, and i'm sure that wasn't easy on him at all.

coffee - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:49 PM

Bens not done yet... he needs to have a strong recovery so when he does come back he can show us all he still has it!!! looking forward to seeing return strong and healty!!!

DINK - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 8:04 PM

When I listen to the severity of the injury, using CADAVER tendons... As in body parts from dead people to reconstruct his body... I just don't think he should be doing what he's doing.

This guy is so dedicated to his career that he's pushing his body so hard to keep his career and competitive ability. I just really hope he doesn't push to hard.

If that shoulder heals, then maybe he can get back to racing 100%. MAYBE. But if he crashes while it's healing... He could be done for life.

I really hope he's taking it easy.

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