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Nicky Hayden to miss Indianapolis, Brno races

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Leon Camier will fill Nicky Hayden’s seat with Drive M7 Aspar for the next two MotoGP races, while the American racer recovers from wrist surgery.

Hayden underwent surgery on his right wrist after the Sachsenring GP; he’d already had surgery on the wrist in June, which helped him make it this far this season, but his wrist has still been bothering him, so he opted for the procedure at the start of the MotoGP summer break.

But, the break won’t be enough time for Hayden to heal, so Leon Camier will ride his Honda for the Indianapolis and Brno races.

“We decided to make an important decision and undergo a larger operation to treat an injury that comes from three years ago -when I broke my scaphoid and did not heal well. According to Dr. Chao the operation was a success and I am very happy, and focusing on my recovery,” Hayden said.

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