SPEEDCORNER.NET – “We have to wait and see if I can drive in Jerez,” said Marcel Schrötter, who had his shoulder injuries examined by several specialists since Tuesday.
After his fierce highsiders in Austin’s Moto2 race, Marcel Schrötter immediately grabbed his left shoulder. First x-rays showed that two smaller ligaments were ruptured. After his arrival in Germany, Schrötter now sought out several specialists to confirm this diagnosis and find the best possible treatment method.
“I’m fine so far, of course I’m very busy with my shoulder. I was with some specialists, with physiotherapists and make bodybuilding. I used the last days to clarify what makes sense. I received an appointment for magnetic resonance imaging on Tuesday. I have injured ligaments and a Tossy fracture [on the shoulder joint]. That’s why I’m not optimistic, I’m in pain, “Schrötter told SPEEDWEEK.com.
The German team Dynavolt Intact GP and Schrötter did not rely on the judgment of only one physician. “I’ve got several opinions from shoulder specialists and surgeons. One of the doctors advocated an operation, but in his opinion it can be done at a later date, if I can cope with the pain. He advises me to possibly have the surgery done in November. Then it would be a little more complicated, but it should not be a problem to fix the break then, so that no late consequences arise. But we talk about these consequences over a period of 15 to 20 years. Two other specialists believe we can do it even without surgery. “
Last year, Schrötter suffered a scaphoid injury, which the Bayer had to operate at his own expense with a delay. This time Schrötter, with the help of his team, got a lot of information. “We also took extra care about the history of my scaphoid injury. The scaphoid injury states that the longer you wait with the operation, the worse it gets. We do not have this case at the shoulder. The surgeon gave the all-clear that surgery is not needed immediately. But at the end of the year. You can do it without it if you can. However, if I am in such great pain that it does not make sense to drive, then you probably have to prefer the surgery. Then one speaks of three to four weeks for the recovery. It can also go faster, it depends on the physical condition. We now have the opportunity to try it that way. I now work with physiotherapists every day and do everything so I can maybe drive in Jerez. That’s our goal at the moment, “underlined the 25-year-old.
“Since the first smarties have spoken again, I want to emphasize once again that we have been very careful. None of them can look into my body, no one has the pictures. We have everything done properly and by several specialists the agreement that I can try. We have to wait and see if I can drive in Jerez. Thanks to my team around Jürgen [Lingg] and Stefan [Keckeisen], who have given me some appointments and have done a lot to consult as many specialists as possible. “
Since Dominique Aegerter suffered a rupture in the right iliac wing, the Jerez GP could take place from 4 to 6 May without German participation if Schrötter does not feel fit enough.