Ben Bostrom Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Ben Bostrom Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

© 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.


From a press release issued by Ducati Corse:

Saturday 13th October 2001


Bologna (Italy) – Ducati Corse wishes to announce that Ben Bostrom has undergone an operation on his shoulder this week in Los Angeles, California.

The 27-year-old Ducati L&M rider crashed out on lap 2 of race 1 of the Italian Round of the World Superbike Championship at Monza on Sunday 13th May and dislocated his right shoulder.

After a period of recovery, Bostrom went on to win five successive races during the middle part of the season, but an end-of-season operation was always on the schedule for the Californian rider in order to set his shoulder bone right and restore 100% articulation.

The arthroplastic operation was carried out by road-racing surgeon, Dr. Ting in his Palo Alto Clinic, Los Angeles.

Bostrom’s total recovery period is expected to be approximately eight weeks, with the shoulder joint healing up over the next six weeks.

His next track appearance will be the scheduled Dunlop tyre tests at Kyalami, South Africa on 4-6 December.

(Editor’s note: Dr. Arthur Ting’s clinic is not anywhere near Los Angeles, and in fact is in the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California.)

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