Cal Crutchlow is hoping to be fit for this weekend's Misano MotoGP despite a knife-cut causing tendon damage to the index finger on his left hand.

The LCR Honda MotoGP rider suffered the injury in an accident at his training base in Italy, on Sunday.

This morning he was admitted to Pistoia Hospital for surgery to reattach the tendon, then travelled to the Parma headquarters of the Clinica Mobile, where he was evaluated by Dr. Michele Zasa and Dr. Luca Guardoli.

Due to the location of the injury, it was decided to create a custom-made splint in cooperation with hand specialist Dr. Silvio Tocco.

"Unfortunately, I sliced my finger with a knife yesterday and it severed the tendon on my left index finger," Crutchlow explained.

"I slept on it, but as the bleeding continued this morning, I went to the Emergency Room at Pistoia Hospital, where I was examined by Dr. Riccardo Simonti who discovered that the tendon was severed.

"I then had an operation on my finger to reattach the tendon and then stitch it all back up.

“I was taken care of very well at the hospital, they did a good job. Since then I visited a hand specialist in Parma who made me a splint for the finger to give me every opportunity to ride at my best this weekend for the San Marino GP.

"I am sure it will be difficult, but I will try one hundred percent as always. Let’s see how it goes.”

Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi is already confirmed as missing the Misano round due to injury.

 

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