Below is a press release on the injuries suffered by Alex Rins, Spanish 125cc champion who will be riding for Monlau Competicion in Moto3 this season:
Alex Rins injures shoulder in training accident
Repsol rider fractures left shoulder in preseason training and undergoes successful operation at the USP Dexeus Hospital
Current CEV (Spanish National Championship) 125GP titlist, Alex Rins, has today undergone a successful operation to treat a dislocated fracture of his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by the Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremities Surgical Unit, Dr. Xavier Mir, and Dr. Victor Marlet —Chief of the Back and Arthroscopy Unit— at the USP Dexeus Hospital.
On the brink of completing the two month waiting period required for him to compete in the World Championship, the Repsol Rider suffered a fracture to his left shoulder in training on Wednesday. He had previously been taking advantage of the winter break to rest and later carry out physical training, working hard in the gym and on the cycle routes. In order to keep ‘bike fit', the CEV champion was dirtbike training at the Circuit de Catalunya facilities when his accident occurred.
Taken to the USP Dexeus Hospital, Rins underwent surgery this morning. The operation consisted of the resetting of the greater tubercle of his shoulder and a bloodless reduction of the damaged area. Rins will remain immobilised for three weeks before starting the functional recovery period. Owing to this setback, the Repsol rider will miss the first preseason tests for the new Moto3 category, set for the 8th-10th February at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.