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Jack Miller undergoes surgery ahead of Portimão Grand Prix

Jack Miller of Australia and Ducati Lenovo Team heads down a straight during the MotoGP race during the MotoGP of Qatar – Race at Losail Circuit on April 04, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

The Australian Ducati MotoGP rider has undergone restorative surgery after suffering from arm pump in the last two Grand Prix’s.

Jack Miller has had a disappointing couple of weeks with two less than stellar results in Qatar. He admitted that his ninth-place finish at Doha was partially due to suffering from arm pump in his right forearm. In fact, Miller ‘couldn’t even feel the brake lever’ throughout the last four laps, he mentioned in his blog.

In order to combat the issue, Miller underwent surgery in Barcelona at the Dexeus University Hospital. Undoubtedly, Miller was in safe hands with Dr. Xavier Mir as his surgeon, the same man who operated on six-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Márquez last year.

In spite of the tight turnaround of only 10 days till the Portimão GP, Miller seems hopeful that all will be well. He stated that “If my recovery proceeds normally, I’ll be able to be back on track in Portugal, even if not completely at my 100% fitness.” Even if Miller is not at his peak fitness, he highlighted that with two Ducati poles in Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin, he can rely on the fact ‘that the bike is fast’.

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