23 days after his terrible crash during the MotoGP race at Sachsering that fractured his left tibia and fibula, LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet feels ready to get back in Brno. The Frenchman underwent a successful two-hour operation on his left leg the night after the incident to insert a titanium rod and started an intensive rehabilitation program to be fit for the Czech Republic GP on the 15th of August.
Speaking in an interview a few days after the operation, De Puniet said “The first GP I watched on TV since my debut was a bit hard for me but in the mean time it was good to me to take some rest. A couple of days after the surgery I left the German Hospital to begin the Hyperbaric Chamber sessions in Saint Marguerite Hospital in Marseilles under the supervision of Dr. Mathieu Coulange and his team.”
“This machine increases both the pressure and oxygen levels to help repair the tissues of the body at a faster rate. Then I moved to Cannes to pursue my reeducation. I made sessions of ultrasounds to strengthen a little more my bones. Last Monday I moved back home in Andorre pursuing the ultrasounds sessions with a domestic machine and I finally started to do some sports. Every day I go to the gym for cycling and I am training the top of my body with rubber bands and exercises.”
De Puniet continued, “The doctors are always surprised with the speed with which I recover, and I have to admit that I am as surprised as they are! I use less and less my crutches. I still hope to be back for next Grand Prix â€¦ however the final decision will be made in Brno next Thursday when the circuit Doctor together with Doctor Costa will examinate my leg and my overall physical condition”.