Darryn Binder out of Sachsenring with broken collarbone
Darryn Binder will not be racing in this weekend’s German Moto3 round at the Sachsenring Circuit following a supermoto training crash that resulted in a displaced collarbone break. The “displaced” part is the serious bit, meaning that the collarbone was not only broken but moved to a part of his body where it is not supposed to be.
Binder was taken to the Hospital Universitario Dexeus in Barcelona where he was operated on by famed orthopaedic surgeon Dr Xavier Mir, the same doctor that has operated on older brother Brad Binder, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and just about every other MotoGP rider and famed footballer that has ever existed.
Reports suggest that after an extensive search, he found the misplaced collarbone somewhere in his chest, added a titanium plate, nailed it back into place using six titanium screws and closed him back up with the entire procedure lasting two hours. He was kept under observation for 24 hours before being discharged.
Like all top motorcycle racers, Darryn Binder is a bit of a nutter and wanted to race this weekend despite having undergone major surgery, but was advised against this by the medical team who probably uttered the words “bloody mad”, and so he will be sitting this round out. The silver lining of all of this is that the injury happened just before the three week summer break, meaning Binder should be cleared again for the Czech Republic round at Brno in August.
The lesser silver part of this is that it might waylay the steady progress Binder was making on his Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto3 bike having had a difficult start to the year, and was starting to be a regular top ten finisher. Hopefully he will be back on form for the second half of the season.
For the German round, Binder will be replaced by 17 year-old CEV Moto3 racer Raul Fernandez.