Aprilia star Aleix Espargaro has become the most recent rider to have arm pump problems. The Spaniard will undergo surgery for it after the French Grand Prix next weekend.

After Fabio Quartararo was cruelly denied a win in Jerez due to arm pump, he had surgery on Tuesday ready for his home race at Le Mans. Espargaro had the same issue during the Jerez test on Monday, completing only 12 laps. It was confirmed by Espargaro in La Gazetta dello Sport that he would be operated on after the French Grand Prix. He couldn’t squeeze the surgery in beforehand due to COVID-19 health protocols in the country.

Espargaro is the fourth rider this season to need arm pump surgery, after Quartararo, Iker Lecuona, and Jack Miller, the latter of whom ripped his stitches out after crashing in the Portuguese Grand Prix before winning the next race at Jerez, his first in five years.

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