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Daniel Ricciardo could have surgical procedure to repair “clear break” as Christian Horner identifies potential return date | F1

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The Australian has been dominated out of this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix after breaking his hand in a crash in Friday apply at Zandvoort, and will likely be changed by Crimson Bull junior Liam Lawson. 

Offering an replace after ultimate apply on Saturday, Horner confirmed that Ricciardo is in Barcelona, the place he’s understood to be receiving therapy from esteemed MotoGP physician Xavier Mir. 

“Nicely these guys, you see it in MotoGP, they bounce again fairly fast,” Horner informed Sky F1. 

“He’s headed off right now to Barcelona. They could also have a little operation on him tomorrow to only tidy up the place that break is. It’s fairly a clear break 

“Then after all it’s all in regards to the recuperation and the way lengthy that takes. Any regular human being would most likely be 10 to 12 weeks however we all know these guys aren’t regular. 

“It is going to all be in regards to the restoration course of, how lengthy will that take? Is it going to be three weeks? A month? Is it six weeks? No person actually is aware of.”

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Horner additionally recognized the Singapore Grand Prix – on September 15 – as a possible return date for Ricciardo, although he conceded “nature will take its course”. 

“That was the factor he was most annoyed about speaking with him final evening,” Horner added. 

“He’s simply taken a bunch of day off, simply obtained his mojo again, again into it, now he’s on the bench once more. That was his frustration. 

“They’ve [Alpha Tauri] began to make some progress. A disgrace for him however I’m positive that in the back of his thoughts he has obtained Singapore as a goal. 

“However then once more Singapore might be one of many hardest circuits on the calendar. Nature will take its course.”

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