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ALL BETTER NOW... Aleix (left) and Pol Espargaro give the thumbs-up after their surgeries. Image: Instagram

ALAN BALDWIN

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -  MotoGP's Espargaro brothers Aleix and Pol have each undergone surgery on the same day since the French GP.

Yamaha Tech 3 rider Pol had an operation on his right forearm in Madrid on Tuesday (May 19) after experiencing problems with muscle tensing, also known as 'arm pump', during the race at Le Mans.

SUCCESSFUL OPERATION

Pol said in a team statement: "I had experienced that sensation before but I did not consider it important. Unfortunately in these last two races it has been a little more serious. At Le Mans it was even worse because I struggled very early in the race being nearly unable to ride the bike.

"Fortunately, the operation went well and I can now start working again to get in the best possible physical condition for the upcoming races."

Suzuki rider Aleix Espargaro had surgery in Barcelona to repair ligaments in his right thumb after crashing during practice for Le Mans.

The next race is scheduled for Mugello, Italy, on May 31.

Pol Espargaro posted a picture on his Instagram account at the hospital with brother Aleix:

???? #EspargaroBros #BeStrong ???? ??

A photo posted by Polyccio44 MotoGp Rider (@polespargaro) on

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