MotoGP: Crutchlow severs finger tendon in knife accident

Surgery to reattach tendon ahead of Misano

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Submitted by Visordown on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:18

CAL Crutchlow has severed a tendon in the index finger of his left hand in an accident with a kinfe at his training base in Italy on Sunday.

Crutchlow "slept on it" and attended Pistoia Hospital the following morning, where it was confirmed the tendon had been severed, the British rider said. 

He hopes to be fit for this weekend's Misano MotoGP despite the injury, after undergoing surgery to reattach the tendon.

Speaking on Monday, the LCR Honda rider said: "Unfortunately, I sliced my finger with a knife yesterday and it severed the tendon on my left index finger.

"I slept on it, but as the bleeding continued this morning, I went to the Emergency Room at Pistoia Hospital, where I was examined by Dr. Riccardo Simonti who discovered that the tendon was severed.

"I then had an operation on my finger to reattach the tendon and then stitch it all back up.

“I was taken care of very well at the hospital, they did a good job. Since then I visited a hand specialist in Parma who made me a splint for the finger to give me every opportunity to ride at my best this weekend for the San Marino GP.

"I am sure it will be difficult, but I will try one hundred percent as always. Let’s see how it goes.”

Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi is already confirmed as missing Misano due to injury.

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