Leon Camier has minor surgery to remove screw in his wrist.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki's Leon Camier had minor surgery today in Spain to remove a screw from his wrist.

Camier broke his wrist during qualifying practice for the German World Superbike round at the Nurburgring in 2010. The Brit had reconstructive surgery at the time to repair the injury to enable him to get back racing as soon as possible, but has been troubled with pain and discomfort when riding over the last six months.

Renowned Spanish surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir examined Camier and it was confirmed that a screw from the previous operation would need to be removed to avoid inflammation and movement restriction. Dr. Mir - who is responsible for treating many MotoGP stars including World Champion Jorge Lorenzo - conducted the operation in Barcelona today with the assistance of his expert team.

Camier will back at home tomorrow recuperating and building up the strength in his wrist in readiness for the first round of the season at Phillip island in Australia on Sunday, February 24.

By Cycle News Staff

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