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Scaphoid surgery puts Zarco in doubt for MotoGP Austria #2

Esponsorama Ducati's Johann Zarco will undergo surgery on a broken scaphoid tomorrow morning in Italy which puts his participation in this weekend's second Austria MotoGP round in doubt.

Zarco was thought to have escaped from his 200mph horror crash with Franky Morbidelli on Sunday unscathed but discovered some pain in his right wrist yesterday.

"On Monday I did some controls on my right wrist because it was still some pain, and I got a little fracture on the scaphoid. I will go to Italy to do the operation on Wednesday morning, with a doctor that has very good contact with Ducati, this is the doctor that many times operates riders," said the Frenchman.


"Then we will come back to Austria, and I will be on Thursday at the track to have a meeting about the big incident that happened on Sunday. If the feeling is OK on the wrist and the medical center declares me fit to ride I will try and see if I can ride the bike.

The advantage this weekend is we already have all the references from the week before, so this is not a big drama if I miss few sessions and I can take one more day to feel if my wrist is ok.

"Now, the main thing is the operation, and after that see if my feeling improves. The team is working on the bike to prepare it, and I know everything will be ready if I come back on the bike.

"Maybe there will be some rain, so also this is a chance because on the rain we have less effort on the bike and for me will be really a good chance with the rain if I can race without much effort on the wrist."

Zarco will not only have to undergo the fitness test but is also due in front of the stewards with Morbidelli to go through how the crash happened.

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