MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow has undergone a stomach-churning surgery for an injury sustained during a ride and Instagram deemed the photos too sensitive.
The British rider suffered a broken wrist in the first round of the MotoGP season back in July, delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and showed his toughness to race the next week.
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But Crutchlow had to undergo surgery on his arm to help repair movement and now the stoic rider has released the gruesome photos from the surgery.
The photos are not for the faint-hearted.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
One of the videos on Instagram shows Crutchlow’s muscle moving during the surgery.
The Honda driver’s best result this year was 13th in Andalusia, which was incredibly a week after the injury.
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But with Honda struggling, Crutchlow put to bed any doubt that he wanted to ride next year.
"If I didn't love it and didn't want to do it, I wouldn't want to ride next year - and I do,” he told Autosport.
"I still want to be able to be fast, I still am fast. I can guarantee you now, I am still fast.
"This is not about my speed, this is not about where I can finish.”
However, the British rider admitted he felt the Honda had been better to ride in previous years.