Jorge Navarro undergoes successful hand surgery

Jorge Navarro had surgery on his right elbow earlier this week. The Ten Cat Racing Yamaha rider underwent surgery for a well-known motorsport problem, ‘inflated forearms’ (compartment syndrome). The Spaniard hopes to be able to resume his training sessions in a few days and be fully fit for the start of the team’s home round at the TT Circuit Ascens at the end of April.

Jorge Navarro made his debut as a driver in the FIM Supersport World Championship at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Australia at the end of February. The Spaniard was certainly not fully fit when he made his debut in the class, with an injury (fractured hamstring) still hampering him during the 2022 Australian Grand Prix at the same circuit in October.

Not only at the opening round of the season in Australia, Ten Cat Racing Yamaha is yet to suffer from his injury, the Spaniard certainly did not perform well in the second round at the Pertamina Mandalica International Street Circuit. However, during the Dutch round of the championship, at the TT Circuit Ascens on the weekend of April 21-23, there were expectations that Navarro would return to his old self and regain full freedom of movement in his leg.

But an injured upper leg has not been the only problem for the Spaniard, who has been suffering a lot lately with ‘pumped up forearms’ (compartment syndrome) common in motorsport. Given the long gap between the second and third rounds of the season, Navarro, in consultation with his doctors, decided to use this time for forearm surgery, a minor operation to relieve the problem from the weekend in Assen.

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The surgery was performed by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez Alepuz, Head of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine at the IMED Hospital in Valencia.

Navarro announced in a message on his social media channels that the surgery was a success and that he could resume his training in a few days.

Before the Dutch round of the World Superbike Championship in Assen arrives on the calendar, Navarro will complete two more day tests with his Dutch Ten Cat Racing Yamaha, namely Donington and the TT Circuit Assen (04 and 05 April).

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