A wrong move, a slip at the wrong time and Jorge Lorenzo flew off from his bike into the curve 7 in the Grand Prix of Assen. On the landing, two vertebrae fractured . Ahead, a large work of rehabilitation when the body is still suffering the consequences of so many other mishaps. For the pilot, his return in the Grand Prix of Silverstone ended with the last square in the workouts, a fourteenth position in race and a sentence: "it Is one of the situations toughest of my career. I've never been well after the injury".
it Was precisely in Aragon, where the MotoGP World championship has landed this weekend, where he began his agony: fracture of a finger of the foot; touched the left wrist and the right ankle in Thailand; the left wrist in the preseason; a crack in a rib in Qatar; back in Montmeló and the vertebrae T6 and T8 in Assen. is Without break . "When something is injured in the body, also something is injured in the mind. Injuries take you away from the computer, of your routine, descolocan. No one wants to, but it is inherent to the game. Have adverse consequences for the mental well being of the athletes: it increases not only the fear, also anger, sadness, frustration, and may lower the self-esteem due to lack of worth. This affects recovery and performance," he explains to ABC Yolanda Cuevas Ayneto , psychologist Health and Sport, Master's degree in High Performance and Sports Coaching.emotional Impact
The Honda rider was left to go through a few opponents in the path English, could not conclude the test at Misano a few days later and also improved too in the race of last Sunday at the Italian circuit. Today will start from the twentieth position on the grid of Alcañiz. "The emotional impact of the injury, how it lived, and the consequences that has been... one is impacted in a way that condition the back sports . Depending on its intensity, will influence more or less. Fear is an emotion necessary that is accompanied by thoughts of survival," says Caves. And it is not known how will react one to one to go through this motion, that curve. "I've done what I could, on the whole, I have not made stupid actions that could further aggravate the problem . Others have left scars, but you never know how it can evolve," said the spaniard in his return to the bike. Still the pain. Doubts. Also the touches of care, like the one that sent Alberto Puig to the point that it should "re-start" and take more risks.
But the body has a memory, also of the injuries and the pain. Despite the fact that, precisely by Jorge Lorenzo is the protagonist of one of the feats, for some irresponsibility, which remain in the history of this sport: in 2008, fell in practice on Thursday in Assen, broke his collarbone , flew to Barcelona, operated on, returned to the circuit for qualifying on Friday and finished Saturday's race in fifth position. "Sometimes one is not aware that moments of fear are stored. But the body has lived, felt, recorded. You have to learn to be treated with love and not with hardness," says Caves.
The light also begins to reach the pilot of the balearic islands after a year hampered by different accidents that prevented him from going out of the spiral. "After this race (Misano), I feel better physically. That's positive". And although he admits that it can't do miracles in one week keep trying. "As my fitness improves, I will be able to push more physically and train harder ". The body, the mind, to push away those doubts. Back to be the Jorge Lorenzo that he wants.Updated Date: 22 September 2019, 12:00