Takahisa Fujinami undergoes a wrist operation

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Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider Takahisa Fujinami was this week operated on for a significant left hand injury sustained during the Trial Urbain de Carpentras in France last Saturday. 

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Takahisa Fujinami fell during the seventh edition of the Trial Urbain in Carpentras, France, fracturing the scaphoid bone in his left wrist and receiving treatment the same week. The rider was subjected to osteosythesis surgery using a compression screw to fix and stabilize the injury. Fujigas is under the supervision of Dr. Terricabras and Dr. Mir who anticipate a four-week period of convalescence and are, however, hopeful that the rider should be back in action for the final event of the 2016 FIM Trial World Championship.

Takahisa Fujinami currently sits in third place in the overall standings some fourteen points ahead of the ensuing fourth place rival, with just two trials still remaining.

Repsol Honda Team’s other riders were also in action at the same event: Toni Bou took the victory while Jaime Busto finished in fifth place.

Takahisa Fujinami   5

The operation went well according to the doctors. It was necessary to be able to ride in Italy. I won’t be at 100%, but I trust in the surgeons who have said that I will be able to defend my third position which is my intention. I wanted to compete in any case and I will give it everything to be able to get the best result in recent years.

Takahisa Fujinami

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 249 Repsol Honda Team
2 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 218 TRS Factory Team
3 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 169 Repsol Honda Team
4 CABESTANY Albert 4 SPA 155 Sherco Factory Team
5 BUSTO Jaime 6 SPA 148 Repsol Honda Team
6 FAJARDO Jeroni 3 SPA 143 Vertigo Factory Team
7 DABILL James 8 GBR 133 Vertigo Factory Team
8 CASALES Jorge 9 SPA 77 Beta Factory Racing
9 GRATTAROLA Matteo 18 ITA 67 Gas Gas FG Italia
10 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 66 Gas Gas
11 GELABERT Miquel 20 SPA 60 RFME Spea
12 KARLSSON Eddie 10 SWE 59 Montesa Team Karlsson
13 FERRER Alexandre 7 FRA 39 Sherco Factory Team
14 GUBIAN Loris 21 FRA 38 Beta Factory Racing
15 TARRES Pol 12 SPA 27 TRS Factory Team
16 NOGUERA Oriol 24 SPA 26 MRW Limit Motos Montesa
17 OGAWA Tomoyuki 13 JPN 14 Honda Team Mitani
18 KUROYAMA Kenichi 14 JPN 10 Yamaha Racing
19 NOZAKI Fumitaka 16 JPN 5 Team Nozaki Scorpa
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