Zul­fahmi spared the knife

New Straits Times - - Sport -

THERE is good news for Zul­fahmi Khairud­din as the World Su­per­sport rider does not need surgery for the arm pump he suf­fered after last week­end’s race in Assen, Nether­lands.

“I don’t need surgery be­cause the doc­tors have given me an­other op­tion on how to treat my mus­cle and to­day (yes­ter­day) is my first day of treat­ment. It def­i­nitely helps a lot,” said Zul­fahmi yes­ter­day.

Sci­en­tif­i­cally known as Chronic Ex­er­tional Com­part­ment Syn­drome (CECS), the arm pump gen­er­ally oc­curs in the right fore­arm and es­sen­tially stops a rider from be­ing able to con­trol the throt­tle and front brake lever.

Due to this, Zul­fahmi recorded an­other DNF, a fin­ish he can­not af­ford to have on his record after hav­ing only col­lected six points over four races.

With the help of physi­cians in Barcelona, Zul­fahmi hopes to be fit for round five in Italy on May 12-14.

“I am go­ing to con­tinue treat­ment this whole week and next week be­fore the next round.

“Hope­fully, it all goes well be­cause from what I can see, the doc­tors here are help­ing me a lot and they have made it a pri­or­ity to help me get fit again.”

The for­mer Moto3 rider started his sea­son on a mis­sion to fin­ish in the top five by the end of the World Su­per­sport sea­son as he des­per­ately wants to go back into the Mo­toGP scene. Farah Azharie

Zul­fahmi Khairud­din

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