Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins has been passed fit to compete in the German GP this weekend following his turn one crash at Barcelona.
Rins suffered a fracture to his left wrist's pyramidal (triquetral) bone and ankle trauma in the opening corner collision with LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami last time out, with the Spaniard also forced to miss the Barcelona MotoGP test.
Ten days of recovery, targeting the inflammation and boosting healing with programme of electromagnetic therapy, has allowed Rins to pass assessments required to compete in the German GP, however, the demands of Sachsenring are sure to prove taxing.
“During this last week I have been working very hard to try to rehabilitate my wrist as much as possible,” Rins admitted ahead of the weekend. “Following advice from the medical experts I have been sticking to a programme of recovery, and I’ve been trying to gain mobility and reduce the pain.
"I hope to arrive in good condition in Germany, and then I’ll go for it!”
“Alex Rins came to visit me on Wednesday morning before travelling to Germany to evaluate the shape of his wrist, we carried out some tests and it seems that the fracture is doing fine, but it’s not healed yet,” Dr. Xavier Mir reported. “It hasn't moved and is settling down. Alex wants to try to ride, but maybe he will need some painkillers and physiotherapy during these days.”