News 18 Feb 2018

Extent of Roczen injury confirmed following surgery

Hand damage far more extensive than initially diagnosed.

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Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen has undergone successful surgery to his broken hand sustained in San Diego, with the damage more extensive than initially indicated.

Honda first announced that Roczen had fractured the second metacarpal in his right hand, however it’s now been revealed that an assortment of injuries will have him sidelined for up to two months.

“On Friday Ken Roczen underwent successful surgery at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, to repair injuries sustained during his crash in San Diego,” the statement confirmed. “Unfortunately the damage was more extensive than originally diagnosed.

“During surgery Dr Viola cleaned up a chip at the base of the thumb and hook of hamate, repaired the fractured second metacarpal with a plate and screws and also repaired torn ligaments. The initial prognosis is 6-8 weeks, but Roczen will be reevaluated throughout his recovery.”