2007 Elias Assen Injury Update - Elias Out For 3-7 Months?

Eurosport commentators Toby Moody and Randy Mamola have reported that Toni Elias' broken leg is worse than at first feared. Elias is said to have suffered a spiral fracture, or torsion fracture. This is a very serious kind of fracture, which takes a long time to heal. Elias could be out for up to 11 months, ending his season, and possibly much of next season as well. More information will follow, as it becomes available.

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The Clinica Mobile press release speaks of Elias being operated on immediately, and a special dynamic pin being inserted in the broken femur. The normal recuperation period for such an injury is 7 months, but Dr Costa, MotoGP's own medical specialist, believes that Elias could be back as early as Brno. According to the other-worldly poetry that make up Clinica Mobile press releases:
If this happens, the merit will certainly go to surgery, but also to the heart of this diminutive great racer, who loves to climb the enchanted mountain of motorcycling with only the stars in the sky above him.

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