Broken Ankle, Wrist, Confirmed for Sylvain Guintoli

sylvain-guintoliAfter a series of tests, Sylvain Guintoli came back to the Liberty Racing Team with some bad news. He had broken his ankle and his wrist.

Guintoli had sustained the injuries during a high speed crash at Phillip Island nearly a month prior at the opening round of the World Superbike season. Initial tests showed no broken bones, but after continuing pain, Guintoli decided to have his injury retested.

Guintoli was able to compete at Donington Park round of the World Superbike series, but constant pain caused him to return to seek medical advice.

“I spent all of Monday trying to find out why i had so much pain during the weekend in Donington,” Guintoli said. “After some more X-rays and an MRI scan in Manchester, these are the conclusions of my doctors in UK.

“There are 2 fractures on my hand, one of which is quite bad. Fortunately, the bones have not moved and i should get better and better without surgery. There is also a fracture on my ankle that is not healed and is at risk of non-union. The bones have not moved.

“This means i will have to wear a support for 10 days and get some rest. More exams will be made after the Assen race to make a decision about surgery or not.”

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