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MotoGP Misano: Crutchlow to re-evaluate fitness at Catalunya

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow will miss both MotoGP events at Misano and will re-evaluate his fitness at the Catalunya.

The LCR Honda rider was declared unfit by Dorna’s medical team this morning after the arm which underwent surgery for compartment syndrome (arm pump) was swollen and full of liquid.

“The plan at the moment is to see if I can compete at Barcelona but I need to give the arm time,” said Crutchlow, speaking to MotoGP pitlane reporter Simon Crafar.


“The pressure in the arm is incredible, some of it because of the fluid, now the fluid is not coming out of the open hole.

“Doctors decided I am unfit to ride because of the risk of infection. Even yesterday when I rode, I felt quite good on the bike, I didn’t have any loss of power as such and the arm felt quite good.

“After yesterday I actually felt quite good riding the bike, I had no particular pain in my arm.

"But unfortunately the arm was swollen after riding and the fluid build-up was a lot after the session so the doctors reviewed it this morning and declared me unfit to ride, with the reason being the risk of infection with the hole being open in my arm.

"You can see the muscle and touch the muscle through it and the fluid build-up is not coming out, we don’t want to start draining the arm all the time because I’ll be draining it all day.

"So along with Alberto and Lucio the decision was made and I think the correct decision to rest and try to see whether we can come back in Barcelona in two weeks’ time.”

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