Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes has undergone successful surgery on the finger he broke in Saturday’s crash at the Portimao WorldSBK round.
Surgeons in Barcelona have plated his little finger and also found a fracture his his ring finger and a wrist fracture, all on the left hand. It is not yet clear when Sykes will be in a position to return to action.
“I have had an operation and the doctor seems to be happy with how it went. Obviously it was a nasty break and basically snapped the little finger clean in half, so it was more than a dislocation and he found a couple of other things in the hand as well – a crack in the finger next to it and a crack on the radius on the wrist,” said Sykes.
“I have had that injury before and raced with it four days later in Australia, so I have been able to race with a broken wrist before. We will see what happens from now on, and see how the fingers get on in the next few days.”