Barberá begins recovery after training accident
22 July 2012 – MotoGP’s Héctor Barberá is recovering from an operation in Barcelona. On Friday, the Pramac rider sustained a fractured left tibia and fibula in a domestic training accident.
The 25-year-old has had a titanium plate and numerous screws inserted into his left leg, with the procedure having taken place at the Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus.
“The surgery went well,” said Doctor Xavier Mir. “We are confident that Héctor will be able to leave the hospital in 48 hours and can begin light physical activity in seven days.
"It is difficult to say how long the post-surgery rehabilitation will take. We need to evaluate the progress of the patient, but I think that we can reasonably think that he will able to run a race in four to six weeks, according to his feedback.”
Pleased with his progress, the rider is also unable to hide his disenchantment.
“I’m feeling quite good - still a bit dizzy from the anaesthetic, but it’s normal,” Barberá comments. “Obviously I’m disappointed about the incident. It happened at the worst possible time because I was feeling great with my bike and my crew.
“I was look forward to brilliant races at Laguna Seca and Indy, but that’s life and now I just have to think about my injury and getting better.”
MotoGP is currently led by 2010 World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, who has a 19-point advantage over Spanish compatriot Dani Pedrosa.