IVAN CERVANTES IN FOR KNEE SURGERY
The GP of Portugal marked the final race of the season for KTM’s Ivan Cervantes. The Spaniard will undergo knee surgery in the coming days.
Since round one in Chile, Cervantes has been battling injury in an attempt to keep riding and racing. But with his latest knee injury proving a stretch too far, the Spaniard has been forced to call time on his racing commitments for the rest of the foreseeable year.
Cervantes will have surgery at the beginning of June to repair the extensive damage to his knee with recovery expected to take at least three months before he can begin to think about riding again.
“I just simply can’t ride properly. I’ve tried my best but I’m in constant pain,” told Cervantes. “I’ll make the surgery in June to fix everything up and then work hard in my recovery.
“The team have been fantastic and fully understand the situation. I’ll race again once I’m back to 100 per cent.”
After Ivan’s ankle injury that ultimately destroyed his hopes of fighting for the 2014 Enduro 3 title, followed by his shoulder injury during the off season and now his knackered knee, it’s been a rough time for him.
We wish him a successful recovery and hope to see him back to his fighting best soon.