Leon Camier has undergone surgery to remove a screw from his wrist. The operation was carried out at the renowned Dexeus Institute at Barcelona, by Dr Xavier Mir, who is the preferred surgeon of many top-flight motorcycle racers. Dr Mir removed a screw which had been inserted in Camier's wrist after a crash at the Nurburgring in 2010, but which had been causing the Englishman an increasing amount of pain. Removing the screw should help reduce the risk of inflammation and give Camier an increased range of motion in his wrist. Camier is expected to be fully fit for the start of the World Superbike season at Phillip Island on February 24th.
Below is the press release issued by the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team after the operation:
CAMIER UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL OPERATION
Team Suzuki Press Office - January 25.
FIXI Crescent Suzuki's Leon Camier has had minor surgery in Spain to successfully remove a screw from his wrist.
Camier broke his wrist during qualifying practice for the German World Superbike round at the Nurburgring in 2010. The Englishman had reconstructive surgery at the time to repair the injury to enable him to get back racing as soon as possible, but has been troubled with pain and discomfort when riding over the last six months.
Camier was examined by renowned Spanish surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir and it was confirmed that a screw from the previous operation would need to be removed to avoid inflammation and movement restriction. Dr. Mir - who is responsible for treating many MotoGP stars including World Champion Jorge Lorenzo - conducted the operation in Barcelona today with the assistance of his expert team.
Camier will back at home tomorrow recuperating and building up the strength in his wrist in readiness for the first round of the season at Phillip island in Australia on Sunday February 24th.