LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow has said that he is faced with a tendonitis issue, but the Brit is refusing to blame his thirteenth place on the opening day of proceedings in Buriram.
The Brit said that he thinks that the tendonitis issue is something major but feels like it has come on due to the physical nature of his RC213V and having six races over the past nine weeks, as well as test days in there too.
“I have chronic tendonitis in my right arm,” said the 33-year-old.
“I could already feel it coming in Aragon. I had it some years ago, in 2015 or ’16. You manage to get rid of it in the end, but you get rid of it with rest and I’ve got four races on the bounce.
“I tried to rest it after Aragon. It’s the bicep tendon, now it’s gone into the shoulder and I have tennis elbow as well because it’s just all compensating.
“With the run of Silverstone, Misano test and Misano race all really close and a bike that is not easy to ride, it’s as simple as that.
Crutchlow went on to explain that the pain is so great that he is struggling to sleep at night, whilst having difficulties even lifting a bottle of water.
“Honestly, in the night I can’t sleep, the thing’s just killing me,” he said.
“I can’t lift my bottle of water. To ride here is proving quite difficult.”