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Jul 22, 2012

Hector Barbera Undergoes Successful Surgery On Broken Leg

Hector Barbera (8).

Today, the Pramac Racing Team rider Héctor Barberà has undergone successful surgery in Barcelona, Spain, to repair the fractured left tibia and fibula he suffered during a training incident two days ago.

The 25-year-old rider had a titanium plate and several screws inserted in the left leg. The operation has carried out by specialist surgeon Doctor Xavier Mir in cooperation with Doctor Eugenio Jimeno, leg surgery chief at the Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus.

In a post operation statement, Doctor Mir said: "The surgery had good result. We are confident that Héctor will be able to leave the hospital in 48 hours and can being light physical activity in seven day. It is difficult to say how long the post surgery rehabilitation will take. We need to evaluate the progress of the patient, but I think that we can reasonably think that he will able to run a race in 4 or 6 weeks, according to his feedback."

Hèctor Barberà Pramac Racing Team rider

"Doctor Mir and Doctor Jimeno have done a great job. I'm feeling quite good, still a dizzy from the anaesthesia, but it's normal. Obviously I'm disappointed about the incident. It happened in the worst period possible. I had a great feeling both with my bike and with my crew. In the last three races I was able to enjoy while I was riding and fighting with the Factory riders to achieve the best result possible. I could catch other brilliant results in the next round in Laguna Seca and Indy, but it's the life and now I have to think only about my injury and my rehabilitation."