As part of his first update since the crash, Pol Espargaro has elaborated on the horrific injuries he sustained in Portimao and his road to recovery. Espargaro revealed through social media what kind of problems he had after the terrible accident.
It seems that things turned out better than he expected. “Hi everyone! Finally I’m back on social media,” he said, as quoted by crash.net “It’s been a month and week after the crash and I can talk a little bit.
I’m saying that because I broke my jaw in two places, I’ve been with my jaw completely closed for four weeks after the crash, I couldn’t eat. I lost a lot of weight but finally I can smile and I can talk quite good so that’s why I making this message.
Also I had an injury in my ear that had surgery after the crash. "
Pol Espargaro on his injuries
After all the fractures he experienced, he is aware that now he must be careful and listen to the doctors. It remains for him to recover and to return again in the best style.
We hope that things will be perfect for him. “I had eight fractures in my body, two in my ribs, one in my neck, three in my back which I think are taking a little bit longer because the fractures in my back are the ones the doctors are still checking a little bit deeply.
One is better but I’ve lost half of the size. So you know what happens when you play with these kind of injuries, in the vertebrae you need to be really careful because it’s super easy to injure your spinal cord.
So we are working with the doctors hand by hand to come back as soon as possible, but first of all I need to come back healthy, but I’m the first one that wants to jump on the bike. "