Joan Mir could end up on the surgery table after suffering an injury in Malaysia. "Well, looks like I had an episode of arm pump," Mir said for motorsport.com "In the previous years here is a track that normally you can have a little bit because it's quite demanding.
But not like this. I couldn't understand the pressure I was doing and I lost all the strength on the right arm. That's what happened. It's a shame because the team did a great job and the bike was strong, I was able to be strong.
Then during the race I didn't feel any drop on the rear tyre. I had a drop but not a super one. So, for one part I'm happy because we showed important potential at the beginning of the race. But then these things you can't control [happen]."
Joan Mir and surgery: I want to see the doctor to avoid it happening again
Mir believes that surgery could be a good option.
He is ready to fight for his health, because Joan is aware that he must be 100% ready if he wants to compete with others. "What makes me sad is I didn't see it coming, because normally I always complain about my back, or the neck, but I never complain about the arm.
I want to see the doctor to avoid it happening again because I can't allow this to happen to me again. It can't be a reason to finish the weekend like this. Yes, seriously I think [surgery] it can be a good option. Honestly, if you put everything together and then we think about why we had this problem: we changed a front level at the beginning f the weekend because I suggested it.
Then I had some stomach problems, which I don't know, could make it worse. Maybe a little bit of everything is what caused this big problem."