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Aug 23, 2013

Spies Undergoes Surgery On Both Shoulders, Recovery Time Unknown

FIM MotoGP World Championship: Ben Spies, after crashing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Following his fall during free practice at the Indianapolis GP, and a subsequent consultation with Ducati’s doctor, Ben Spies then underwent surgery yesterday at the North Central Surgical Hospital of Dallas.

The intervention, performed by Dr. Daniel Cooper, was intended to repair a fifth-degree dislocation of the left shoulder’s acromioclavicular joint and to remove scar tissue from the right shoulder that had already been operated on. The procedure was successful, but for the moment, it’s not known how long the recovery process will take or when the Texan will return to the track. In addition to the shoulder injury suffered in the fall, Spies also strained ligaments at the base of his left hand.