Cardus unfit to race with broken wrist and dislocated toe, possibly needing surgery
It was an unlucky day for the QMMF Racing Team and Ricky Cardús. Just before the end of the second free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix the Spaniard suffered a heavy crash at the exit of turn two, a low-speed left-hand corner. Landing heavily after his highsider, the 23-year-old from Barcelona, Spain, not only dislocated a toe but, more seriously, broke his left radius. Since a small bone fragment came off and was floating in the wrist, rider, team and the doctors were still considering the right treatment on Friday afternoon and it was unclear if Cardús needed to undergo surgery.
Luis Soldano, team coordinato: “It was a strange situation. The session was almost finished and Ricky was on his last lap when he suffered this highsider in turn two. We could see on the monitors that he flew two meters high above the ground before coming down hard. He dislocated the big toe of his left foot, which is not a big problem. Worse is his wrist injury with a small fracture of the left radius and a bone fragment that came off. Initially, the doctors said that Ricky wouldn’t need surgery, but we will assess the situation again and then decide with Ricky and his manager what to do. The only certain thing at this stage is that he won’t start in practice tomorrow and that he will miss the race on Sunday as well!”
Source: QMMF Racing