MotoGP rookie Remy Gardner has undergone surgery on his right wrist, just two weeks before the start of 2022 pre-season testing at Sepang.

The Moto2 world champion had two screws placed in his wrist by Doctor Mir and, according to the Tech3 KTM team he will race for this season, 'will start his recovery process on Friday'.

As a rookie, Gardner is eligible to take part in the Sepang Shakedown - alongside test riders and concession manufacturer Aprilia - from January 31-Febryary 2.

The Official test, open to all of the 2022 grid, then takes place on February 5-6 followed by a final test at the new Mandalika circuit in Indonesia on February 11-13.

While most of this year's five MotoGP rookies made their premier-class debut at November's Jerez test, Gardner and team-mate Raul Fernandez had their first introduction to the RC16 at Misano in September.

Gardner, who was riding with prior rib injuries at Jerez, was 22nd fastest out of the 26 riders but just 0.2s from fastest rookie Fabio di Giannantonio (Gresini Ducati).