Valentino Rossi Undergoes Shoulder Operation

November 15, 2010
Matt Davidson
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Valentino Rossi narrowly missed a front row start by 0.086 seconds at Valencia.
Following his recent shoulder surgery, Valentino Rossi now faces an unknown recovery period.

Following recent MotoGP tests at the Valencia circuit new Ducati convert, Valentino Rossi, underwent shoulder surgery to correct joint damage which has plagued the Italian for the majority of the 2010 season. The injury was sustained during a motocross training incident back in April that damaged both the supraspinatus tendon and glenoid ligament. As anyone who has lived with a damaged shoulder will attest, this is not the easiest injury to work through. On Sunday 31-year-old Rossi received an arthroscopic procedure performed by Doctor Alex Castagna at Cervesi di Cattolica hospital. The operation lasted for approximately two hours and will keep the former champion hospitalized over the next few days while he recovers.
“The condition of the shoulder was really critical: Valentino really had to be tough to keep racing with that kind of injury,” said the surgeons. “The intervention went well, without any complications.”
According to surgeons, typically an injury of this type requires 90 days of recuperation before it is fully healed. With preparation activities already approaching for the 2011 season, less than three months away, it remains unclear if Rossi will be fully healed in time to participate at full strength.

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