Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia is recovering well having successfully undergone a surgical procedure last week to repair a displaced fracture to his left collarbone, which he sustained during a heavy fall during the third and final lap of the EnduroGP of Sweden.

Two-time world champion Garcia, who topped day one of the GP of Sweden in both the Enduro1 and EnduroGP class, crashed on the rough and whooped-out first enduro test of the final lap on day two, while again leading both the EnduroGP and Enduro1 classes.

Josep Garcia: “It’s good to be getting well again, but obviously it’s super disappointing that I got injured. Following the surgery, I’m feeling better and better. I knew right away that my left collarbone was broken. Dr. Mir put a plate and some screws in it, and that’s it. It’s a very common injury so I am not worried, I’m just waiting to see how the elbow improves. My objective is to compete in the next EnduroGP in Slovakia. Obviously, I will not be at 100 percent, but I will be able to arrive without pain, that’s the goal anyway!”

Taken to Skövde Hospital following the fall, Garcias’s injuries were diagnosed as a displaced fracture to his left collarbone and a dislocated right elbow.

Last week Josep Garcia was operated on successfully by Dr. Xavier Mir – a hand, elbow, and microsurgery Trauma specialist – at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona. Following his operation Garcia has returned to light training and rehabilitation with the goal of returning to competition at the upcoming GP of Slovakia – round five of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship.

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