Wrist Surgery for Daytona-Winner MyersTue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0700
Elena Myers has undergone surgery to repair a broken bone in her left wrist. The SuzukiScoopFans Suzuki GSX-R600 rider originally injured the wrist in a supermoto crash last year but the broken scaphoid bone was not diagnosed until just prior to the Daytona round where Myers picked up her second career AMA Supersport victory.
“It bothered me here and there. I thought it was just the aftermath of the Supermoto crash but I never thought anything was seriously wrong,” says Myers. “I tested at Jennings GP before Daytona and it bothered me. I had a shocking-type pain; a surge. The next day was totally fine and I played 18 holes of golf. Later it started hurting really bad at home and I got it checked out and they found out what was wrong.”
Myers took a cortisone shot at Daytona where she became the first female racer to win an AMA Pro Racing race at Daytona International Speedway. After the Daytona round, Myers took part in the AMA test at the Homestead-Miami circuit before flying to Gilroy, Calif., for the operation.
Surgeon Maury Harwood inserted a compression screw to fix the broken scaphoid bone in place. Recovery is expected to take two weeks, giving Myers plenty of time to recover before the next AMA Pro Racing event, April 20-22 at Road Atlanta.
Elena Myers First Woman to Win at Daytona
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See also: AMA Sportbike: 2012 Daytona 200 Results, AMA Superbike: 2012 Daytona Results, Elena Myers First Woman to Win at Daytona.