Cal Crutchlow has sliced a tendon in his left index finger, and had to have surgery to repair it and close the wound. Below is the press release from the LCR Honda team explaining Crutchlow's injury:
CRUTCHLOW HAS OPERATION ON FINGER INJURY
PRESS RELEASE: 04 September 2017
Following an accident whilst at his training base in Italy yesterday, Cal Crutchlow suffered an injury to the index finger on his left hand. This morning he was admitted to Pistoia Hospital and seen by by Dr. Riccardo Simonti, who diagnosed a “lesion of the extensor tendon of the second finger”, which was subsequently sutured.
The LCR Honda MotoGP rider then travelled to Parma to the headquarters of the Clinica Mobile, where he was evaluated by Dr. Michele Zasa and Dr. Luca Guardoli. Considering the location of the injury, it was decided to make a custom-made splint in order to guarantee adequate immobilization of the area. The splint was made in cooperation with hand specialist Dr. Silvio Tocco.
Crutchlow still hopes to race at the San Marino-Rimini Riviera Grand Prix at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli this coming weekend.
The LCR Honda Team would like to thank all the staff at Pistoia hospital and Dr. Zasa and his Team at the Clinica Mobile for their valuable assistance.
"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.”