Tom Lüthi will undergo further surgery ahead of the 2013 Moto2 season before getting back aboard his Interwetten Suter.
Lüthi has already undergone five-hour surgery a few weeks ago, after the first pre season test in Valencia to repair the shattered elbow and fractures to the radius, ulna and humerus he sustained. The Swiss rider will now have further surgery on Monday to repair damaged ligaments around his collarbone.
However unlike the first surgery he had, this operation is not a necessity, and is merely a comfort issue, and an attempt to regain more strength and stability in his right shoulder.
The Swiss rider has already began physiotherapy on his right arm and shoulder, and Lüthi has targeted the third round of the season in Jerez round in May as his return date.
Lüthi has said that the procedure is a small one, and the healing time is much shorter so it shouldn’t affect his rehabilitation program, which he wants to resume on Wednesday.
This news of a operation could further boost the chances of Gino Rea getting a ride to fill in for Lüthi, although with no word coming out it still remains a slim possibility.