Brad Binder undergoes successful surgery on left arm injury


Red Bull KTM Ajo rider operated on in Barcelona to treat fracture of left radius, suffered in a crash yesterday at the Valencia circuit.

Current Moto3 World Champion Brad Binder underwent surgery on his left arm this morning at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus -Barcelona-. Dr. Xavier Mir and his team operated on the South African’s fracture-dislocation to his the left forearm, suffered yesterday afternoon in preseason testing at the Valencia circuit.

The crash occurred at around 3pm, when he suffered a highside at Turn 9 and experienced the misfortune of his bike falling onto his arm.

Dr. Xavier Mir, surgeon:
“Brad Binder suffered a fracture-dislocation of the left forearm known as a ‘Galeazzi Fracture,’ which consists of a fracture of the radius and a dislocation of the ulna at the wrist. In this case the radius was very displaced so we had to put it back in place, fixing it with a plate and seven screws. This movement caused the ulna to put itself in place. He has a small lesion of the interosseous membrane and this, without causing any problem, will delay somewhat the recovery of the rotation of his arm by about three weeks. In principle, we believe that in four or five weeks it will be cured.”

The injury prevented the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider from taking part in the final day of Moto2 testing at the Spanish track. Binder will now have up to two months in which to recover, taking advantage of the winter break. It is expected that the he may be fully recovered in four to five weeks.