Enduro

Josep Garcia Undergoes Successful Surgery Following EnduroGP Of Italy Crash

Posted:

Photo of Enduro rider Josep Garcia At the 2022 WPTGlobal EnduroGP of Italy
Josep Garcia will miss the GP of Portugal after undergoing thumb surgery. Photo: Futre7Media

Reigning Enduro2 World Champion Josep Garcia, who had topped both the E2 class and the overall EnduroGP category just one day previously at the EnduroGP Of Italy has had surgery following his day two crash.

The Spaniard was in another close battle with Australian Wil Ruprecht for victory on the second day of racing in Carpineti, Italy when he suffered a fall on one of the faster sections of the day’s final enduro test.

Given the all-clear to continue by the on-site medical staff, Garcia successfully completed the day’s racing, salvaging a commendable fifth-place result in Enduro2. However, after returning to the paddock, it was clear that the 25-year-old Spaniard had damaged his left hand in the incident, as well as incurring several cuts and bruises.

Garcia was operated on successfully by Dr. Xavier Mir – a Trauma specialist in hand, elbow, and microsurgery. In good spirits following the operation, Garcia will, unfortunately, miss the upcoming fourth round of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship – the GP of Portugal – but hopes to be back on his bike and training as soon as possible.

“I ended up having a broken thumb which was displaced, I also had a big blow in the back of my hip which required two stitches, and my whole arm was kind of burned and grazed,” Garcia explained.

“Today I had surgery done to my thumb and it took one hour more or less, it wasn’t a long operation. The doctor said that everything went well. They put a plate in and some screws. Obviously, I won’t be fit to race in Portugal, so the goal is to come back for Slovakia. Anything can happen in the recovery process but if everything goes to plan I should be able to be there. Now I just want to concentrate on my recovery and being able to race again soon.”

Photo of Enduro rider Josep Garcia At the 2022 WPTGlobal EnduroGP of Italy
Garcia was in fine form on day one of the GP of Italy taking the overall win before crashing on day two. Photo: Future7Media

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Speedway

Great Britain Fend Off Australia For FIM Speedway of Nations Gold

Enduro

Brad Freeman Secures First Super Test Win At The Enduro GP Of Slovakia

Motocross

Team Australia Primed For A Strong Showing At The 2024 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

Speedway

Denmark And Australia Top FIM Speedway of Nations Semi-Final 2 Qualification

Speedway

Sweeden Tops FIM Speedway of Nations Final Semi-Final 1

Speedway

Hungry Aussies Eyeing Back-To-Back Speedway of Nations Victories

Product Review

One Year with a Tech 167 Threaded funnel

Trials

Toni Bou And Andrea Sofia Rabino On Top Of Day Two At TrialGP of Germany

Desert Racing

Callum Norton Takes Dramatic 2024 Hattah Desert Race Win

Industry

Economic Pressures Put The Squeeze On Australian Motorcycle Sales

MXGP

Jeffrey Herlings And Lucas Coenen Victorius At The MXGP of Lombok

U.S Motocross

Kyle Webster Impresses At Redbud As Jake Cannon Makes Unexpected Pro 250 Debut

What's On This Week

MXGP - R13
MXGP of Czech Republic - Loket
Sunday, July 21st, 2024
Gippsland Region MX - R5
Traralgon
Sunday, July 14th, 2024
FIM EnduroGP - R5
Slovakia – Gelnica
Sunday, July 14th, 2024
ProMX Championship - Round 6
Toowoomba, Qld
Sunday, July 21st, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 8
Washougal MX Park - Washougal, WA
Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Featured:

One Year with a Tech 167 Threaded funnel

Triumph Transitions to Terrafirma with the TF250X

Life with a Sherco 300 two-stroke

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

What's On This Week

MXGP - R13
MXGP of Czech Republic - Loket
Sunday, July 21st, 2024
Gippsland Region MX - R5
Traralgon
Sunday, July 14th, 2024
FIM EnduroGP - R5
Slovakia – Gelnica
Sunday, July 14th, 2024
ProMX Championship - Round 6
Toowoomba, Qld
Sunday, July 21st, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 8
Washougal MX Park - Washougal, WA
Saturday, July 20th, 2024