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Paul Jonass - Injury Update

Paul Jonass - Injury Update

Jun 4

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Standing Construct Honda team owner Tim Mathys gave an update on the injury to his rider Pauls Jonass. Disappointing he is again injured and will miss his home GP next weekend at Kegums in Latvia.

“It’s unfortunately quite a story again. It was quickly apparent yesterday after the crash that there was something wrong with Pauls shoulder joint. The doctor on site assumed that the shoulder was dislocated along the front and immediately started trying to pull the shoulder into the socket, however, without taking a picture or scan of the shoulder despite Pauls’ physio repeatedly insisting that. When that failed they gave him, still in the loft on the court, some anesthesia and the doctor again tried to forcefully pull the shoulder into the socket. However, then he noticed that the shoulder was making abnormal movements and also heard bone noises.”

“The doctor then had Pauls placed in an ambulance and taken to Halle Hospital. There they saw that the shoulder was not only dislocated but the bulb of the upper arm had broken off. The broken off shoulder ball was next to the fracture, something that more than likely happened while attempting to draw in the socket. It is incomprehensible and unacceptable that the doctor acted this way and more than likely made the injury a lot more serious”.

“To make matters worse, they said at the hospital that it was important to operate quickly to avoid nerve damage, something that was confirmed by Dr. Claes based on the photos sent to him. They would start operating on Pauls immediately, but then we suddenly got the message that another patient with a severe back injury had arrived, which was given priority. They would operate on Pauls around 2 a.m. tonight. At 4 a.m. they said they would operate on him during the day because the operation team was too tired. Fortunately the surgery has been done and Pauls has good movement in his hand and fingers. We hope everything will be okay."

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