After battling for over a month with a mysterious ailment that was leaving Ducati’s star rider Casey Stoner, nauseaus and exhausted, giving way to a myriad of speculation from the press, the Australian has been diagnosed with slight gastritis and mild anaemia.
No mention is made of the arm pump problems and scaphoid pain that Stoner was sufffering from after the Laguna Seca race.
“I have been in USA until Saturday to do all the tests. First of all I’d like to thank all the Doctors involved in this, Dr. Ting and Dr. Tuan in the Fremont Surgery Center, Dr. Macchiagodena, Dr. Catani, Dr. Ceccarelli and of course my physiotherapist Freddy. Hopefully step by step I will feel better with their indications.
“I still don’t feel like I am 100% but the biggest problem now is that my ribs are very painful after the crash in qualifying in the U.S. It will be probably another hard weekend in Germany, but as always, we will do our best to stay as much as possible close to the lead of the Championship.”
Ducati’s MotoGP Project Director Livio Suppo.
“This is a delicate time for Casey but we know he is made of stern stuff. He will continue to fight like a lion, as he has done in the past few races, even though the crash at Laguna left its mark on him and that certainly won’t help.”
Source | motogp.com