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SURGERY IN SPAIN FOR DUDEK

Patryk Dudek’s manager Krystian Plech has confirmed the world No.2 will undergo surgery on his broken arm in Barcelona this Friday.

12 / 09 / 2018, 21:35

Patryk Dudek’s manager Krystian Plech has confirmed the world No.2 will undergo surgery on his broken arm in Barcelona this Friday, but admits a return to racing in 2018 looks “unlikely.”

The Pole crashed awkwardly with Swedish racer Peter Ljung in Dackarna’s 49-41 Swedish Elitserien play-off semi-final win at home to Vastervik on Tuesday.

Dudek was taken to hospital in Vaxjo where the arm was stabilised, but with no chance to get it X-rayed until the morning, his team drove him back to Zielona Gora to undergo checks there.

At the moment Patryk’s return to the track this season is unlikely, but everything depends on the course of surgery, rehabilitation and bone healing.

Krystian Plech

It was confirmed Dudek has suffered a broken humerus bone and he will jet to Barcelona on Thursday before undergoing an operation the next day.

Speaking to Falubaz.com, Plech confirmed: “After consulting the doctors, Patryk decided that further treatment will take place in Barcelona.

“Tomorrow morning he flies to Barcelona, ​​and on Friday there will be an operation under the supervision of one of the best specialists who looks after many motorsport riders.

“After the operation, further decisions will be taken and after consultation, we will take further steps on the course of treatment.”

Dudek’s crash comes as a huge blow, ending his hopes of a second World Championship medal in as many years. But Plech insists the Zielona Gora icon remains upbeat.

He added: “At the moment Patryk’s return to the track this season is unlikely, but everything depends on the course of surgery, rehabilitation and bone healing.

“Patryk is aware of the seriousness of the situation, but he is in good spirits and his general wellbeing is very good.”

 

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