Espargaro crashed closely in FP1 final weekend in Germany and was left with an harm to his ribs.
He needed to withdraw from the latter phases of the Sachsenring race because of the ache he was experiencing, however had anticipated to fare higher this weekend at Assen.
Nonetheless, after a superb begin within the moist FP1, Espargaro’s harm issues returned within the drying FP2 session, the place rib and again ache meant he “struggled to take air in” whereas on the bike.
He says he’ll now have therapy to see if he can journey higher on Saturday, however admits there’s “no sense” in persevering with if he can’t be quick.
“I anticipated to be significantly better right here,” Espargaro mentioned on Friday at Assen after ending the day 19th general.
“However in FP1, after we put the comfortable tyre on within the moist, I felt good.
“I used to be quick, I used to be third within the morning. However within the afternoon we began to place in comfortable tyres, there was numerous pressure as a result of the state of affairs on the observe was troublesome.
“Then I pushed and I felt that immediately my ribs began to harm rather a lot, after which additionally my again.
“All of the muscle tissue that shield my ribs on my again to compensate for all the facility you do on the ribs and the stomach obtained tremendous tense and I had an unbelievable contraction on my again.
“I struggled to take the air and generally I used to be struggling to speak after the session.
“The state of affairs was troublesome. I didn’t anticipate to have this large contraction on my again and I didn’t anticipate to really feel as dangerous as I really feel now.
Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Workforce
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“So, now I’m going to take some therapy, some anti-inflammatory to see how this reacts for tomorrow and see if I can journey.
“If I’m not capable of journey quick and carry out nicely, then there’s no sense in driving.”
Espargaro additionally revealed that on the Monday after the Sachsenring race he “couldn’t even get up up and about” resulting from his harm, however felt higher on Wednesday and Thursday earlier than Assen.