Zulfahmi spared the knife
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