BRADL UNDERGOES ARM SURGERY IN GERMANY
Munich, 7 May: LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl underwent surgery to treat the arm pump in his right forearm this morning in Germany, following a tough race in Jerez in which he has been plagued by the condition. The German, who even completed a post-race testing day on the Iberian track on Monday, rushed to Doctor Wolfgang Streifinger in Wertingen (near Augsburg in the State of Bavaria) and the need for a second surgery was diagnosed yesterday. In fact Bradl was already operated to treat arm pump symptoms on November 2012 and Dr. Xavier Mir in Barcelona carried out the surgery but, as happened to his colleague Dani Pedrosa recently, sometimes a second surgery is required especially after an intensive winter training programme.
Stefan: ”First of all I wish to thank Doctor Streifinger and his staff: we knew each other since 2010 when he operated me for the first time. After the arm pump problems I suffered in Jerez, we decided to treat the right forearm again and the operation was very quick: only 15 minutes. Now I am starting my recovery programme to be fit for the forthcoming GP in Le Mans”.