Daytona Supersports winner Elena Myers underwent surgery on Monday night to repair a broken scaphoid in her left wrist, but expects to be able to take part in the next round of the series scheduled for Road Atlanta, April 20-22.
Myers won the second Supersport final at Daytona on Saturday, March 17 with the injured wrist, which she injured in a Supermoto crash nearly a year ago.
In addition to winning at Daytona, SuzukiScoopFans SportbikeTrackGear.com's Myers also tested for two days at the AMA test at Homestead-Miami Speedway a few days later.
"It bothered me here and there," Myers said in a team release. "I thought it was just the aftermath [of the Supermoto crash], but I never thought anything was seriously wrong. I tested at Jennings GP before Daytona and it bothered me. I had a shocking-type pain, a surge. The next day was totally fine and I played 18 holes of golf. Later it started hurting really bad at home and I got it checked out and they found out what was wrong. I had a cortisone shot before Daytona. This is my first-ever surgery so it is kinda weird for me. The recovery time is two weeks or less so I'll be ready for Atlanta and I am really looking forward to going there and racing again."
Myers has been working with TKB Sports Medicine rehab specialist Tuan Nguyen, who coordinated treatment of the injury. Dr. Maury Harwood performed the surgery at St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, California.
"The case went great. It couldn't have gone any better," said Dr. Harwood after surgery. "This was probably an old injury she aggravated. We were able to get in and find a sizeable piece of bone. The scaphoid was fixed perfectly with a headless compression screw and we expect it to heal with no complications. Elena should be back on her bike in a couple of weeks."
The break was diagnosed a week before Daytona, according to the release.