Injury Update – After operation, rehab begins in Northern Ireland
One week has passed since Eugene’s final surgery and he has started his rehab with Micky Kerr of the Bodycare Injury Clinic in Northern Ireland.
Eugene sustained several fractures to both wrists in a highside crash during Friday morning practice at Imola. After being taken to Imola hospital he decided the best option was to travel to Barcelona to see specialist Dr. Mir to operate on the injuries.
Eugene had his first operation on Saturday May 11th to repair the right wrist followed by two days of rest before having surgery on his left wrist. Both procedures were deemed successful by Dr. Mir and recovery should take less than two months.
“When I injured my left wrist previously in 2015 I traveled to Barcelona to be operated on by Dr. Mir. He did a great job then and so this time with a badly fractured right wrist I knew that he was quite simply the best man for the job. My wife Pippa and our friend Sarah drove me through the night to Barcelona in time for my surgery on Saturday morning. Thankfully Dr. Mir was able to repair my right wrist without compromising the joint movement which is very important for a motorcycle racer’s throttle hand. In all there were seven fractures across the radius, ulnar stiloid process and scaphoid of the right wrist.
After the first surgery I was able to relax a little as I wasn’t as worried about the surgery on the left wrist and first metacarpal on Tuesday. I watched the races from Imola in my hospital bed and dreamed about what might have been. I have a fantastic bike in the Ducati V4 R and together with Team Go Eleven I aim to return to Misano and continue our fight towards the podium.
Thank you to the medical staff at both the Imola circuit and hospital and a special thank you to Doctor Mir and all of the medical staff at Hospital Universitario Dexeus for allowing me to continue my dream.”