He wanted to reassure his fans himself.
And quickly as usual.
Lying on his bed in Aix-en-Provence hospital, the right forearm covered with a thick bandage and with a broad smile crossing his face, Fabio Quartararo indicated on his social networks that the operation that he had suffered on Tuesday morning had gone perfectly.
“Everything went well, one thing in mind for the next home race,” announced the French driver on Twitter.
Quartararo, 22, was a victim on Sunday, during the Grand Prix of Jerez (Spain), of compartment syndrome.
A pathology well known to pilots.
"I had no more strength ... My arm was stone", explained the person concerned.
The one who was the leader of the world ranking before the race had already been operated on for this injury in June 2019.
Everything went well, one thing in mind the next home race 💪🏼 🇫🇷 / Surgery ✔️.
Everything fine, only one goal is next race at home 💪🏼🇫🇷
Ps: I just wake up 😂 pic.twitter.com/RcnXIYtHTM
- Fabio Quartararo (@ FabioQ20) May 4, 2021
This new operation was performed by Dr Olivier Dufour, surgeon at Aix-en-Provence hospital and for the French Motorcycling Federation. The French specialist in this pathology had also detected a problem with the ulnar artery.
The anterior muscle blocks this artery when it reproduces its efforts," explained the patrician. It will be necessary to free this small artery, to modify its course of a few millimeters. It is not much to do and it seems that is what bothers him in addition to compartment syndrome. "
"The doctor told me that the operation for the" arm pump "
(Editor's note: compartment syndrome)
went very well, continued the pilot, on the Twitter account of his Yamaha team.
I can't wait to start working on the arm this week in order to be 100% for Le Mans.
I am very positive about my recovery and can't wait to get back on my M1.
Fabio Quartararo, winner of two races this season, is expected to return to the circuits at the French Grand Prix, the fifth round of the season, to be held from May 14 to 16 at the Le Mans circuit.
"He will compete in the French Grand Prix (May 16) and win it", predicted Professor Dufour.