Surgery possible for injured Abraham
12 September 2013 – Karel Abraham could undergo surgery on his injured shoulder after this weekend's San Marino Grand Prix at Misano, with his condition worse than initially anticipated.
The Czech, 23, suffered his injuries during a practice crash at Indianapolis last month; although he fought through the pain to contest his home race at Brno, he pulled out of the following British Grand Prix as the discomfort was too severe.
And ahead of the Misano event, an MRI scan has revealed signs of a tear to the joint-capsule, rather than simply bruising. This would lead to an operation under normal circumstances, but Abraham is eager to avoid the subsequent months of recovery.
"The condition of my injured shoulder has not improved as we expected it to," Abraham explained. "We have decided that I should try and manage to race all weekend at Misano and then we will see. Misano is a very tough and technical track, so if the injury doesn't limit me here then it shouldn't do for the rest of the season."
Including the San Marino weekend, six rounds of the MotoGP season remain.