Bautista Has Surgery

Cycle News Staff | December 16, 2011

Gresini Honda’s Alvaro Bautista had the pins removed from his left femur on Wednesday, the last remnants of the broken leg he suffered in the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar.

Bautista was operated on in his native Spain, the 27-year-old saying, “Thanks to the staff at the USP San José hospital and Dr. Angel Villamor’s terrific team, who have always treated me well. Now I’ll rest and tomorrow morning I’ll get discharged to rest at home.”