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MotoGP’s Héctor Barberá is still not fit enough to return as the sport prepares for back-to-back races in Indianapolis and the Czech Republic. Pramac Racing will continue to field Toni Elías in America, as their regular rider continues his convalescence, although Barberá is striving to be back on the starting grid for the final weekend of the month.
On Thursday, Barberá returned to the Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus in Barcelona, where doctors had carried out an operation three weeks earlier. The 25-year-old from Dos Aguas required a rebuilding of both the fibula and tibia of his left leg.
“Firstly, I want to thank everybody for all of their messages of support since the day of my surgery,” Barberá says on Friday. “The support and love has been overwhelming and it has been a great comfort to me at this difficult time.
“I'm undergoing rehab on my leg and the situation is improving. It's been three weeks since the operation and yesterday Doctor Mir evaluated my physical progress. I’m now able to give the leg an active workout, in the pool and in the gym, to get ready for Brno. I will have to work as fast as I can, but I hope to be in good shape the Czech Grand Prix.”
After the Brno race in three weekends’ time, MotoGP will have a two further weekends off before the action continues at Misano on 16 September.
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