MotoGP rider Johann Zarco underwent a successful ‘arm pump’ operation and is expected to be fit for the Grand Prix of the Americas next week, his Ducati-Pramac team said Wednesday.
The Frenchman is the latest in a series of riders to undergo the surgery following problems with his right forearm. Championship leader Fabio Quartararo had a similar procedure performed in May.
Zarco came second in four of the first seven races this season, but has not registered a podium finish in the seven grands prix since.
He is fourth overall and 93 points behind compatriot Quartararo with four races remaining, starting with the October 3 event in Austin, Texas.
Jack Miller, Iker Lecuona and Aleix Espargaro have also undergone surgery this season to treat arm pump, a muscle and nerve condition that causes pain and swelling in the affected areas.