Nakagami suffered lacerations to his fourth and fifth fingers on his proper hand in his race-ending collision with Marc Marquez in final weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix.
Having had remedy on the Monday earlier than coming to his dwelling spherical at Motegi to experience, Nakagami was slightly below 4 tenths off the very best tempo in FP1 in 12th.
However, detailing his grotesque accidents, Nakagami admits he isn’t certain if he can full race distance on Sunday and can have his health evaluated once more after qualifying.
“The physician says I misplaced 20% of the tendon within the fourth finger, and the fifth finger is greater than 60%,” he mentioned.
“So, the fifth finger is essentially the most broken. The nice factor is we don’t want the pores and skin graft.
“Okay, [the wound] is absolutely open, however the physician may shut my pores and skin. It seems actually unhealthy, it’s not good.
“The blood goes out and through the day and after the session it seems fairly unhealthy. In order that’s why I have to test once more.”
Requested what therapies he has been doing to his hand, Nakagami added: “At this time we tried a skinny taping as a result of if it’s greater [like the bandage] I can’t placed on the gloves.
Takaaki Nakagami, Crew LCR Honda
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
“It’s actually tough as a result of I would like to make use of rather a lot, however we have to defend.
“It’s very tough to know which one to take. That’s why after the session I’ve to guard extra to attempt to not transfer and attempt to relaxation.
“The gloves had been modified to be made a bit greater and stiffer. It was fairly good, so let’s see tomorrow.
“Through the session and after the session it [the glove] was full. The blood is straightforward to return out.
“This [race distance] is the query mark for me.
“At this time was one hour and 15 minutes, however it was fairly quick runs and I feel 5 outings.
“The nice factor was we had been in a position to enhance, however the query is the long term. For the race distance, for the second I’m not snug.
“It’s necessary how we are able to maintain the consistency and the facility, and this observe is de facto demanding bodily. I can’t say something as a result of in the mean time no [I can’t do race distance].”