Cal Crutchlow’s unlucky year continues. After he fractured his scaphoid in the warm-up of the opening race of the year, in Jerez – which made him miss the first race, since he had to undergo surgery, in order to insert a pin, followed by his forearm surgery for compartment syndrome – now it’s his shoulder.
“Four or five laps from the end of the race, I felt a click in my right shoulder as I changed direction from the third to the fourth corner," Crutchlow revealed to The race. “I didn’t do anything different, just a few more wheelies, but I immediately felt something was wrong and, for the next two or three laps, I had a lot of pain, even if I managed to continue the race.”
After finishing the race in 11th place, Cal decided to undergo some tests.
“My main concern now is to have my shoulder checked to see what the problem is,” he explained. "I’ll have an MRI and get diagnosed, so I can make a plan and see about the last three races.”
This is really a bad year for the British rider. Among the many problems he’s had, he also ruptured the ligaments in his ankle during the Catalan Grand Prix, when he fell while leaving the COVID-19 control offices set up in temporary structures outside the main entrance to the paddock.