Cal Crutchlow says he demonstrated it will be possible to ride in the remainder of the Andalucia MotoGP despite admitting to feeling ‘a little strange’ on the LCR Honda just three days after undergoing surgery on his wrist.

The Briton had a pin inserted into the scaphoid bone earlier this week following a crash during morning warm-up in Jerez less than a week ago.

Despite that, he returned to action in Friday free practice and although he was pegged towards the back of the timesheets with Alex Rins – also making a comeback from injury – he is determined to continue competing in Spain this weekend.

 

 

“It was good to get back on track today with not a bad feeling on the bike. The team and Honda were very relaxed with me this weekend to see if I could ride and n the moment I showed it is possible to ride this weekend.

“My feeling on the bike is a little strange, I don’t have so much pain in the wrist but when I do have some pain I try and ride around it as is possible.

“The condition of me on the bike is not superb after the crash last week, but we will continue to work to make me more comfortable and feel good for the rest of the weekend.

“The surgeon, Dr Mir and the doctors, have done a good job as well as me with keeping ice on the wrist and trying to do the best as possible to keep the inflammation down and grit my teeth and get on with it.”

 

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