Bo Bendsneyder will undergo surgery to fix the problem with his 'pumped arm'.
The Moto2 driver tells
that he has an intervention on Wednesday.
"Today I went to Barcelona for a scan with doctor Xavier Mir. It showed that an operation is needed to get rid of the problem with 'arm pump'," said Bendsneyder on Monday.
The 22-year-old Dutchman does not expect to miss any races.
The next Grand Prix will be in France in just under two weeks.
"On Wednesday afternoon I am lying on the operating table in Barcelona. After that it is a week of rest and recovery to be back at the start in Le Mans."
Bendsneyder has been struggling with a pumped forearm for several weeks.
The prolonged tension on the forearms during a race can cause cramping.
The drivers then speak of 'arm pump', or the feeling of pumped arms.
Bendsneyder, who will drive for the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team this season, finished fifteenth in the Grand Prix of Spain on Sunday, taking a World Cup point.
Quartararo also under the knife for 'arm pump'
Arm pump is a well-known ailment among motorcycle racers.
Fabio Quartararo suffered from the same injury last weekend.
The Yamaha factory rider in MotoGP lost all muscle strength in his right arm and could no longer control his bike properly.
Quartararo was in the lead in the MotoGP race, but fell back to thirteenth place.
The 22-year-old Frenchman will undergo surgery on Tuesday, his team reported.