Reale Avintia Racing rider, Tito Rabat, spoke today to the media at the Dexeus University Hospital from Quirón Salud Group. Beside the Catalan rider were doctors, Ángel Charte, Xavier Mir and Ignacio Ginebreda, who have been following the evolution of Rabat’s injury from the moment of the accident.
The intervention of the MotoGP Medical Team at the gravel in Silverstone was crucial and the surgery carried out at the University Hospital of Coventry under the supervision of Charte, Mir and Ginebreda was a success and was carried out as planned.
Rabat arrived in Barcelona last Friday and after carrying out all kinds of tests, the severity of his injury has been confirmed and he has already started active and passive rehabilitation at the Dexeus University Hospital. At the moment, doctors do not want to give recovery times. “We have to give it time and we can not fix a date. Tito will recover as soon as possible, but I dare not give a return date. These kind of fractures take time to consolidate. It will be necessary to evaluate the moment he will be able to comeback riding his bike, and the risks that it entails,” said Dr. Ignacio Ginebreda. “We have planned several actions to accelerate consolidation to the maximum. You can get on the bike before the fractures are fully consolidated, but you always have to assess the existing risks.”
The most important thing is that the fractures are correctly fixed and ligaments and joints in Rabat’s leg have not been affected. We will keep you informed about Tito Rabat recovery in our social media channels.
“At Silverstone we saw how important it is to have the Medical Team in MotoGP and I want to thank all of them for their great work. I also want to thank to those who operated on me in England because they did a great job. I want to return as soon as possible, but I will do what the doctors say. The priority is to recover as soon as possible, but in the end, those who rule are them based on the evolution of the leg. The worst of the accident was the pain, which practically has not let me sleep. I never thought about losing my leg, although I saw it twisted like an S when I was laying on the gravel. I lost a lot of blood and I got scared. I have learned a lesson and from now on every time I crash again I will look back. At that moment I saw that Rins was warning me to get out of there, and I saw Franco’s bike coming very fast towards me, I stand up and the bike hit my leg, otherwise it would have been much worse”.