Colin Edwards is still recovering from injuries he received during the horrific crash at Sepang which killed Marco Simoncelli. Edwards will have to undergo surgery on his left arm and will miss the final GP of the season at Valencia.
Edwards dislocated his shoulder during the crash and received several small fractures at the top of left humerus bone. Edwards will have surgery to repair damaged cartilage from the crash. Doctors say that it will take the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider at least four weeks to recover.
“Firstly, I want to thank everybody for all their messages of support since Sunday,” Edwards said. “The support and love has been overwhelming and it has been a great comfort to me at this difficult time. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Marco and I will miss him a lot, as will the entire MotoGP family. I watched Marco’s funeral yesterday and I really wish I could have been there. I wanted to go but unfortunately my injuries meant I was unable to travel.
“I know Valentino spoke to Marco’s family on my behalf and I thank him for that. It was a great service and a fitting celebration of his life. I also wanted to be in Valencia next week to give my support to MotoGP, but it is not going to be possible because of the surgery I need on my left arm. The top of my left humerus bone has got multiple small fractures but the cartilage that is around the top of the bone has been pulled off. The surgery will anchor the cartilage back to the bone but there is no nerve damage, so I should be 100 per cent in about four weeks.”