Two days after the Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini, the Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 rider Niccolò Antonelli has undergone a second surgery on his right collarbone, fractured last July 23 in a training accident: the weekly checkup actually highlighted problems to the plate that had been inserted in the first surgery to reduce the fracture, which had been held the day after the accident. The plate problem, which resulted in inflammation of the area, affecting Antonelli also during the recent Grand Prix weekend, needed the replacement of the existing plate with a longer one: the surgery was successfully conducted by Dr. Giuseppe Porcellini at the well-known Unit of Shoulder Surgery of Cattolica. Niccolò will still take part at the first free practice session of the next round of the calendar, at Aragon, then he will evaluate whether to continue the race weekend.
NICCOLO' ANTONELLI “One week before the Misano round I started to feel some pain in my shoulder that has been gradually increasing: during the checkup we made after the Grand Prix, it was found that actually the plate has moved, probably because of the training fatigue. It was therefore necessary another operation to avoid further complications that could make me to miss the entire remainder of the season. They inserted a new, longer plate with two more screws: it was a complex surgery and in this moment I’m feeling more pain compared to the first surgery back in July. I will be in Aragon for the first free practice session, after which we will evaluate what to do: if I have to race with a lot of pain, it will be better to wait.”
FAUSTO GRESINI “I'm very sorry for Antonelli, who lately is having really bad luck: the problem with the plate has already affected him over the weekend at Misano, and also in Aragon Niccolò will definitely have to deal with a bad physical condition. I would like to wish him to get back in full stregth in a short time, to be able to face at least the last part of the season in the best possible way, without any problems.”Published on : Sep 17 2014