Injury casts doubt on Zulfahmi’s future
IT’S certainly worrying for World Supersport rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin. He is suffering from the type of injury that nearly put an end to MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa’s career two years ago.
After recording a DNF (Did Not Finish) at his last race, in Assen, the Netherlands on Sunday, the Malaysian is suffering from an arm pump injury,
Zulfahmi was quoted as saying he was unhappy with the way things went at the TT Assen Circuit as he was forced into retirement after just eight laps due to the arm pump injury. Arm pump, or scientifically known as Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS), is dreaded by professional riders.
It generally occurs in the right forearm and stops a rider from being able to control the throttle and front brake lever — a dangerous prospect for anyone controlling a machine at speeds of up to 210mph.
When contacted, Zulfahmi said his arm was feeling awful on Sunday but it’s better a bit on Monday,
Zulfahmi, who was scheduled to see a physician yesterday, is on a mission to get back into the MotoGP circuit. In order to do so, he must finish in the top five at the end of the World Supersport season.
The 25-year-old is currently in 24th position out of 28 classified riders with only six-points after four races.
Zulfahmi has nine races until the end of the season with round five commencing on May 12-14 in Italy.