The popular Finnish rider, who rode for the Beta Enduro Factory team in 2012, suffered multiple fractures in his wrist. Tarkkala has since gone under the knife of leading sport surgeon Miquel Llobet Llambrich, from the Centro Medico Teknon centre in Barcelona.
The Centro Medico Teknon centre is one of the leading private healthcare clinics in Spain where Moto GP riders Dani Pedrosa, Toni Elias and Ruben Xaus have all been treated in the past. Llambrich, renowned for his innovative methods, inserted several screws into Marko’s wrist.
Now one week after the surgery, Tarkkala has begun light physiotherapy and is hopeful of returning to the track in just over two weeks time.
Opting to stay in Spain to undergo his rehab, Markko remarked…
“Thankfully my recovery is going well. My doctor is extremely pleased with my progress and this week I have already begun some physiotherapy sessions. The objective is to return to riding again in two weeks, which will allow me to be fully healed in time for the season to begin. It’s disappointing for this to have happened but this is sometimes part of the sport.”
A full recovery is expected for the opening round of the Enduro World Championship, which begins with the GP of Chile in five weeks time.