Nicky Hayden
Jul 24

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden to miss races in Indy and Brno

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden currently sits 13th in the MotoGP standings. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

2006 champion currently sits 13th in the standings. (Photo courtesy .com)

Nearly a week after surgery, Nicky Hayden underwent his first examination on Tuesday and received positive news – his recovery is favorable, but he will have to miss the next two races in order to return 100 percent fit.

The team will get Leon Camier to stand in for the 2006 World Champion.

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Jun 14

MotoGP: Hayden denies retirement rumors

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGp of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of USA and  speaks with mechanic in box during of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

American rider Nicky Hayden has laughed off unfounded rumors that he was intending to retire from MotoGP because of injury issues with his right hand and wrist.

Hayden has endured a tough couple of weeks, with surgery in Italy 10 days ago putting his presence in Sunday’s Grand Prix in doubt.

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Jun 3

MotoGP: Hayden Undergoes Successful Surgery In Italy

Nicky Hayden (right) did not compete in the Italian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

(right) did not compete in the . (Photo: Getty Images)

rider Nicky Hayden underwent surgery on Tuesday, with an arthroscopic cleaning of his right wrist carried out by Dr Riccardo Luchetti in Italy.

Hayden was operated on to cure a niggling wrist problem that caused him to pull out of the weekend. The American had already ridden through the pain at the previous rounds in Spain and France, and falling on it again in Le Mans.

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May 31

MotoGP: Wrist Injury Forces Hayden Out Of Mugello Race

Nicky Hayden will not race in the Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

will not race in the Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

’s Nicky Hayden was unable to ride at on Saturday due to wrist pain and plans to undergo surgery in Italy on Tuesday.

After completing just 11 laps on Friday, Hayden took the decision just moments before FP3 at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM that he will take no further part in the sixth round of the World Championship.

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May 30

MotoGP: Hayden to have wrist surgery next week

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar  rounds the bend during MotoGp of Italy - Free Practice at Mugello Circuit on May 30, 2014 in Scarperia, Italy.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of USA and  rounds the bend during of Italy – Free Practice at Circuit on May 30, 2014 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

After struggling on Friday at Mugello, DRIVE M7 Aspar rider Nicky Hayden expects to have wrist surgery next week, whilst a decision on his continued participation in the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM will be made on Saturday.

Hayden was one of the few riders to venture out this afternoon as he tested out his injured wrist after only managing six laps in the morning.

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