KIP undergoes finger surgery in Spain

Last update: 13/08/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- National Moto2 rider, Khairul Idham Pawi has successfully undergone an operation on his right hand at Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday.

The two-hour surgery is to help stabilise the injuries sustained by the Petronas Sprinta Racing rider at the Spanish Grand Prix in May.

Dr Xavier Mir of Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine (ICATME) Department of Traumatology and his team performed the surgery by inserting a screw into the reconstructed bone of KIP’s little finger.

"KIP had a partial amputation to his little finger three months ago, and so far his rehabilitation has gone well in the sense that the finger’s vascular structure has healed well," said Dr Mir as quoted in a statement issued by Petronas Sprinta Racing Team.

"Now, the second surgery will help the bone’s reconstruction by fixing the phalange in place," Dr Mir added.

The operation is the second for the 20-year-rider as part of his extensive rehabilitation programme.

In this regard, Khairul Idham thanked Dr Mir and his team for successfully performing the surgery and said he would be returning to Malaysia to begin his recuperation and rehabilitation and will plan for a return to Moto2 action once he is fully fit.

"I also want to thank you all for the support and messages from the team, colleagues and fans. I’m really looking forward to ride on my Petronas Sprinta Racing bike again!," said the Perak-born rider.