No less than three surgeons were on hand when Jorge Lorenzo recently had hardware removed from his left collarbone. The metal was originally inserted after his crashes at Assen and the German Grand Prix this season.
Eleven screws and assorted plating material were removed from his left shoulder by surgeons Dr. Marc Cots, Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez and Dr. Ana Carreras at a Barcelona hospital. The surgery is reported to have taken place to aid Lorenzo's collarbone in fully healing.
He also had several tiny screws removed from his thumb. Those screws were placed there after Lorenzo's semi-infamous 2010 pre-season mini-bike crash while he was training/racing with friend Carlos Checa.