updated 04/12/2011 AT 9:20 AM ET
•originally published 04/12/2011 AT 11:35 AM ET
TJ Lavin is headed back to the operating room to try to repair the wrist he broke following a horrific BMX dirt-bike crash last year.
The wrist surgery, his second since the crash, is minor, but it will help him regain the feeling lost in three fingers.
“I’m at about 40 percent on being able to move my wrist around,” the host of MTV’s The Challenge told PEOPLE Monday. “I’ve been wearing a brace lately to get the movement back and I have to get some carpel tunnel surgery. After that, everything will be sweet.”
All along a chance existed that Lavin, 34, would have to undergo more surgery on his wrist, so the news didn’t necessarily come as a surprise, nor is it seen as a setback. The surgery hasn’t been scheduled yet, but Lavin expects it soon.