Ben Spies underwent surgery in Texas

American MotoGP rider Ben Spies medical update

Ben Spies
Ben Spies

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Following his fall during free practice at the Indianapolis GP, and a subsequent consultation with Ducati’s doctor, Ben Spies then underwent surgery yesterday at the North Central Surgical Hospital of Dallas.

The intervention, performed by Dr. Daniel Cooper, was intended to repair a fifth-degree dislocation of the left shoulder’s acromioclavicular joint and to remove scar tissue from the right shoulder that had already been operated on.

The procedure was successful, but for the moment, it’s not known how long the recovery process will take or when the Texan will return to the track. In addition to the shoulder injury suffered in the fall, Spies also strained ligaments at the base of his left hand.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Ben Spies
Teams Pramac Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags american rider, dallas, left hand, left shoulder, motogp, spies, surgery, texas