Spies ruled out of Indianapolis weekend
17 August 2013 – Ben Spies has been ruled out of the rest of the Indianapolis Grand Prix weekend, the American having suffered a dislocated left shoulder in a violent highside accident during Saturday’s morning practice.
Spies, who was making his MotoGP return having already sat on the sidelines for seven races due to a variety of long-lasting injuries, applied the power too early on the exit of Turn 4 and was thrown into the air by his lurching Pramac machine.
Having landed heavily, the American was able to walk away unaided, but appeared to be in clear discomfort. After receiving further checks at the circuit’s medical centre, doctors have confirmed that he will be unable to continue.