Lecuona provides injury update: “My goal is to be back for testing at the end of May”

Iker Lecuona and Team HRC have taken to social media to give an update on the #7 after his crash during the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship last week. With WorldSBK visiting the TT Circuit Assen, Lecuona crashed at Turn 16 in Saturday morning’s Free Practice 3 session and was subsequently declared unfit, first for Saturday’s action and then for the remainder of the weekend on Sunday morning, with a right knee contusion and functional impairment.

In the days after the round, the one-time podium finisher had more checks completed on the knee which showed nothing broken but still some inflammation to the ligaments and muscle as well as swelling in the meniscus. Despite the injury still lingering, Lecuona set out his goal to be back on the CBR1000RR-R towards the end of May, with private tests scheduled.

On Team HRC’s Instagram account, Lecuona is quoted as saying: “I’ve had some additional checks done at home which confirmed that, fortunately, nothing is broken in my knee. However, the ligaments and muscles are still inflamed, and there’s a significant edema in the meniscus. The pain persists, especially in the morning. It’s just a matter of giving it time to heal, taking things easy, and starting a gentle training regimen as soon as possible. My goal is to be back on my bike for the testing sessions at the end of May.”

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Source: WorldSBK.com

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