AGNO, Switzerland – Dr. Javier Mir and his team performed the surgery yesterday afternoon, which lasted approximately two hours. Doctor Mir had previously treated Edwards for the injuries he sustained during a free practice session at the Catalunya Grand Prix last season.
Today, the doctor will re-examine Edwards and will determine the estimated recovery time needed in order to see the Texas Tornado back on his Suter-BMW. He will most likely remain at the hospital until his expected return to the USA this Wednesday.
Javier Mir, M.D.
“The MotoGP rider Colin Edwards was operated for a fracture on his left clavicle, the bone was broken in five pieces and required the insertion of a titanium plate with ten screws. The surgery performed was successful and he will be able to begin rehabilitation/physical therapy within a week. He will remain in the Instituto Universitario DEXEUS in Barcelona for now.”
“Doctor Mir and his team have done a great job. They were the ones that took care of me the last time. The surgery was really quick. I’m feeling great, still a little dizzy from the anaesthesia but feeling all right. They put a block on the side of my neck so it’s feeling a little numb. I’m here watching TV and tweeting. Just want to let everyone know I’m ok!”