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SBK, Surgery for Bayliss’ injured shoulder as he skips Czech round at Most

The 19-year-old Australian rider will undergo surgery for his injured left shoulder following a fall during the Superpole at Donington Park in early July

SBK: Surgery for Bayliss’ injured shoulder as he skips Czech round at Most

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D34G Racing’s rider, Oli Bayliss, is forced to skip the 8th round of the 2023 World Supersport Championship at Most in the Czech Republic, since the Australian rider has to undergo surgery for his left shoulder, which he injured after a fall during the Superpole at Donington Park in early July.

Surgery will be performed this Friday in Brisbane, Australia, by Upper Limb Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steve Andrew. Bayliss will then begin recovery in Queensland. More information will be given when available.

The whole team wishes Oli a quick and full recovery, hoping to see him back on track as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the kind of message I wanted to write. After the fall at Donington Park, and the attempt to get on the track in Imola, I underwent further check-ups, since physiotherapy didn’t seem to help. And, after careful consideration, we came to the decision to resort to surgery. The operation will take place this Friday in Australia and will be aimed at fixing the joint, so that I won’t be burdened by this problem during my career. We’ll soon have a clearer picture about the recovery times, and my rehabilitation will also be in Australia. I want to thank the sponsors, the supporters, and the team. I’ll be back stronger than before and will keep you updated. Oli explained.

“It’s really a shame that his road towards improvement this year has been slowed down by an injury, but that’s part of racing,” Davide Giugiamo added. As a former rider, he knows the problem well. “We witnessed his growth since the beginning of the year, and this was the last thing he needed. We hoped there would be other ways, but the important thing is that he’ll back in top shape. Mainly for his health, then also for his career. Now we’ll wait to see how long it’ll take before he returns, and we’ll give him all the support he’ll need. We wish him a quick and full recovery and look forward to having him back on the team.

Translated by Leila Myftija

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