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SBK, At Sepang Bautista raced with a cervical hernia and a protruding disc

Medical tests have highlighted two problems with his vertebrae for Alvaro, a consequence of the crash in the SBK tests in Jerez. No surgery is planned

SBK: At Sepang Bautista raced with a cervical hernia and a protruding disc

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In the week following the MotoGP Grand Prix in Malaysia, Alvaro Bautista underwent examinations by Dr. Angel Villamor in Madrid to understand the origin of the physical problems he suffered at Sepang. After medical specialist consultation and the cervical spine MRI review due to loss of strength and numbness and tingling sensation in the left upper limb reported after the crash at the Jerez test and during the Malaysian GP, the Aruba.it team rider was diagnosed with C6-C7 hernia and C5-C6 disc protrusions.

Further specialist examinations are scheduled in the next few days in order to assess possible damage due to cervical nerve compression, but surgery is not currently planned.

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