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Anna Carrasco shares shocking image showing the extent of her spinal surgery

World Supersport 300 racer and 2018 champion Anna Carrasco has shared an image on social media showing the extent of her spinal surgery

WITH here 2020 WorldSSP 300 hopes now on ice, Anna Carrasco says she is focusing on recuperating after suffering two fractured vertebrae while testing her Kawasaki 400 Ninja.

The crash occurred at the Estoril circuit on September 10th, leaving the 2018 WorldSSP 300 champion with fractures to the D4 and D6 vertebrae. Luckily for Carrasco, there was no spinal cord injury reported.

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On September the 11th, Carrasco was transferred to Barcelona to undergo surgery on the affected vertebrae. She was quick to reassure fans through her social media channels that all was well, although it quickly became apparent that any hopes of competing in the remainder of the 2020 championship were dashed. On the 15th September, it was officially confirmed that the Kawasaki Provec rider would now sit out the remaining three rounds of the season, with the recovery time estimated to be at least three months.

Now Carrasco has shared an image on her Facebook page showing the true extent of the surgery she has undergone. The image shows her lying on a bed with her back exposed and around 30 medical staples running the length of the rider’s spine.

The statement accompanying the post reaffirms the rider’s intent to return to the world championship, hopefully stronger than ever.

Her statement reads:

“They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger... because here we are, wanting to come back stronger than ever! I love you

They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger... well here we are, wanting to come back stronger than ever!”

Heal quickly champ, from all at Visordown.com!

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