Pons hoping to be fully fit for German round after successful arm surgery
Axel Pons has undergone successful surgery for compartmental syndrome, commonly known as arm pump, on his right forearm, led by Dr. Xavier Mir, head of the section for Microsurgery and Surgery of the Hand at the University Hospital Quirón Dexeus. The operation involved opening the antebrachial aponeurosis and the section which surrounds the muscles of the forearm, to decompress the muscles in that area. The rider could start recovery within 48 hours and expects to be able to race at the next round in Germany.
Axel Pons has done several races while not being completely fit, being hampered by an injury which originated from a crash at Jerez where his right arm was trapped in the rear wheel of Mattia Pasini and eventually the entire area of the arm would become completely stiff and without the sensitivity to ride a bike properly.
AXEL PONS “The last few races have been very tough, already after just a few laps of riding I didn’t have any feeling in the right arm. I finished the races out of pride, but without being able to give my best and in Moto2 this leaves you without a chance to fight for the points positions. Now, having undergone surgery, I hope to be able to fight normally from the next round at Sachensring.”
Source: Pons Racing