Tuesday, 17 November 2015

No surgery for Iannone

Andrea Iannone has opted against undergoing surgery on his injured left shoulder. Iannone has dislocated his shoulder twice during the 2015 season and this has affected him during more than one race weekend.

The reason for postponing the surgery is due to the rehabilitation time period which is close to three months. During that three month period Iannone could not have done any training and more importantly could not have participated in the MotoGP testing schedules for the 2016 season.

Although that is quite understandable I do feel this decision may come back to affect him. He plans to undergo treatment to strengthen the muscles of the affected area so he can be in good shape for the start of the 2016 season but this could easily backfire if he dislocates it again during the 2016 season. 

This would be a shame and I hope it does not happen as Iannone had a stellar season in 2015 scoring three podium finishes and outscoring his Ducati team mate on more than one occasion.

Let's hope the rehab goes well and Iannone is back fighting at the front come the season opener in Qatar next March.

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