During the last week Checa has been receiving treatment for an osseous edema to the humerus of the left shoulder. This physical problem conditioned during Friday's sessions, with the former champ reporting pain in his shoulder.
Overnight the inflammation worsened and early on Saturday morning, after consultation with both the doctors of the Clinica Mobile and Ducati Alstare’s management, it was decided that Checa should not ride and should instead continue to recuperate in order to be back in shape in two to three weeks time.
Checa will therefore not participate in the rest of the practice sessions or tomorrow’s races and will concentrate on preparing for the next round, to take place in two weeks at Donington Park.
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