Thread: Joan Lascorz
3rd Apr 12, 12:17 #1
After showing impressive speed from the first two rounds but not capitalising on it with a couple of mistakes, Lascorz headed into the official world superbike test to look for further improvement. However, Joan had a nasty high speed accident that has left him terribly injured with a broken collarbone and shoulder blade, and fracturing his T6 vertebra whish caused elongation of the spine.
Kawasaki Provec statement:
“Yesterday at 23:00 successfully completed the operation that you performed to correct the displacement of the T6 vertebra that caused the elongation of the spine.
“At 9:30 this morning the pilot was still asleep. Throughout the morning, a CT scan will be performed to assess the extent of the injury.
“Medical services Maggiore Hospital of Bologna and the medical staff that will take over in Barcelona and are in contact for transfer of the rider.
“The Real Spanish Federation of Motorcycling is already managing the return of the rider when the physician may deem appropriate.
“Throughout the afternoon we will hear more about the status of the rider.”
I hope he can make a full recovery but Spanish media are already reporting paralysis from the neck down. I really hope they are jumping the gun and guessing and he will recover, whether he races again or not. My thoughts are with you Joan.Get off my lawn
6th Apr 12, 10:43 #2
So sorry to read about Joan, I can't believe he's had another bad crash. Let's hope for positive news in the updates.
Last edited by chac47; 6th Apr 12 at 10:45. Reason: typo
17th Apr 12, 00:10 #3
As with injuries of this type things take time and as such updates on Joan have been rare, but it seems that the best source for what's happening is Spanish journalist @marcmartintw on Twitter.
The latest I have is that he is now awake and regaining some feeling in his arms, although beyond that there's still a long way to go. Fingers crossed."Of course, what many people tend to forget is that Glen Richards was 2nd in the 1993 Australian 125cc championship" - Jack Burnicle on BSB at Snetterton, June 2008
21st Apr 12, 10:06 #4
The most informative article on Joan's condition. Lascorz to start rehabilitation soon
Not as encouraging as I'd hoped but still somewhat positive.Get off my lawn
11th Jul 12, 06:38 #5
11th Jul 12, 09:09 #6
I wish a speedy recovery for Joan, hate that this had to happen to him of all riders, but it happens.1990 BTCC-CHAMPION w/ 207 points and 9 race wins
1997 BTCC-Total Cup for Privateer's CHAMPION