FIM MotoGP - Edwards On The Mend After Successful Surgery INDIANAPOLIS, May 9, 2012: American Colin Edwards is scheduled toreturn to the MotoGP World Championship at the Grand Prix ofCatalunya on June 3 after undergoing successful surgery May 7 torepair a broken collarbone. He will miss the next race, the French Grand Prix, on May 20 at LeMans. Edwards, from Houston, suffered the injury Saturday, May 5 during acrash in qualifying at the Portuguese Grand Prix at the EstorilCircuit. Randy de Puniet fell in front of Edwards, causing him tocrash and miss the race Sunday. Dr. |
Javier Mir used 10 screws and a titanium plate during surgeryin Barcelona, Spain, to rebuild Edwards' collarbone, which wasfractured in five places. Mir also operated on Edwards' collarbonewhen it was broken in a crash last season. "Doctor Mir and his team have done a great job," Edwards saidMonday. "The surgery was really quick. I'm feeling great, still alittle dizzy from the anesthesia, but feeling all right.
"I'm here watching TV and tweeting ( @texastornado5). Just want tolet everyone know I'm OK!" Two-time World Superbike champion Edwards joined the NGM MobileForward Racing team this season, riding a Suter-BMW machine underthe new Claiming Rule Teams regulations. He has competed in MotoGPsince 2003. The NGM Mobile Forward team said it will name a replacement forEdwards this week for the French Grand Prix. Edwards is tied for 14th in the MotoGP standings this seasondespite missing the race in Portugal.
He is the third-ranking rideron CRT machinery - production-based bikes that are slower and lesstechnologically advanced than prototype machines. The MotoGP World Championship will compete Aug. 17-19 at the fifthannual Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. *** 2012 tickets: Tickets for the 2012 Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGPevent, scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,are on sale now at , by calling (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700 or by visiting theIMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the cornerof Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(ET)Monday-Friday. Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMSGroup Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information. Information on camping at IMS during the Red Bull Indianapolis GPis available at.
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