Looking at what happened between Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli we could say that both of them were really lucky. The two went up with their feet and seemed to just had a real fright alongside contusions and abrasions without any fracture or something more serious.
It was not the case of Zarco, who had one more medical check on Monday where he discovered to have a scaphoid fracture of his right wrist. Johann needs a surgery operation and his presence for Styria GP is not certain at this point.
Frenchman will be operated in Italy on Wednesday and will immediately come back in Austria the following day to be declared FIT or UNFIT from the doctors. Not the ideal situation for Avintia rider who is competing for a Factory Ducati.
Zarco could think about missing the free practice of Friday as long as he has enough data from the last weekend. In that way, Johann will be able to have one more day to rest coming back on Saturday, as did Marc Marquez for the Andalucia GP where he missed the first day.
“It is a classic procedure, with screws implants to fix the fractured bone. I will come back in Austria on Thursday for a medical check to see if I will be able to compete in Austria for the second race at Red Bull Ring Race this weekend. I had some doubts about going under surgery, I thought to race with the pain to show that my desire is to race. At the end I decided to go for the operation and coming immediately back to Austria”, said Johann Zarco.