Leon Camier has undergone a successful shoulder surgery after sustaining an injury in a crash during testing at Aragon last month.

The British rider has signed for Barni Racing Ducati for 2020 but faces a race against time to be fully fit for the start of the new season following shoulder surgery. Camier had two torn tendons operated on having initially not expected to need surgery following the Aragon fall on November 14th.

Camier has already been discharged from hospital to begin his rehabilitation and recovery at home in preparation for the 2020 opener in Australia at the end of February.

The operation marks the end of a frustrating 2019 for the 33-year-old who missed almost half of the season for Moriwaki Althea Honda with an initial shoulder injury suffered in a fall at Imola when he accidentally collided with a high-siding Sandro Cortese.

Having previously expected to avoid surgery, further medical examinations revealed Camier had sustained shoulder ligament damage which required an operation. The British rider made his racing comeback at the end of September at Magny-Cours.

Looking for a fresh start with Barni Ducati, Camier suffered a similar injury in a fall at Aragon during his first test with the team and the injury ruled him out of the Jerez test last month.

Camier isn’t expected to return to action until the 2020 World Superbike championship season-opener at Phillip Island. The Australian circuit hosts a traditional two-day test during the week before the opening round which takes place on February 28 – 1 March.