Yamaha’s Philippaerts undergoes successful wrist surgery //
POSTED: 06 Jul 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Adam Spence
After successful wrist surgery doctors say that Monster Energy Yamaha’s David Phillippaerts could be back on out on the track within the next three months.
The formr MX1 FIM World Motocross champion suffered fractures to both wrists after a crash during the first moto of the Grand Prix of Sweden at Uddevalla last Sunday.
The Italian flew home immediately for an operation that involved replacement of plates he had inserted after an accident last year.
“I am happy with how everything has gone and I am being taken care of very well here,” said Philippaerts. “It feels good not to have any pain and the doctor was confident that the new surgery will mean my wrists will be stronger than before. I will be home in two days and then looking to get fit and ready when I can.”
A period of rehab is expected to begin immediately and medical staff are confident that within two months the 28- year-old will be able to use the limbs normally.