Raga has been battling through the injury for over a month but in recent weeks his condition has been worsening, and an operation became inevitable. “I have had some problems with it since the start of the season and at X-Trial Vendée the situation started to worsen. I tried various treatments to remedy the injury, but over the course of so many years competing at the highest level, the tendon had deteriorated quite significantly. This season´s calendar was particularly intense in January and things continued to worsen until the tendon snapped completely, and doctors advised me that they needed to operate. It was something I had to face and as quickly as possible because in recent weeks I haven´t even been able to train.
The surgery was declared a success and, after 24 hours in hospital, the current X-Trial number two had been given the all-clear to return home and begin a recovery that, initially, will focus solely on rest. “I will be unable to move the arm for two weeks and then I can start to become more active to recover mobility and strength. The aim is to be ready for X-Trial Seville on the 8th March. We´ll see how things are going and what the doctors think. The most important thing is to recover my physical condition as quickly as possible and return to competition at 100% fitness”.