Valentino Rossi has suffered a displaced and exposed fracture of his right tibia after crashing in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this morning.
This was after Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time in the second practice at Mugello. Rossi experienced a highside crash with 15 minutes to go and has been ruled out of Sunday’s race with a fractured right shin bone.
The reigning World Champion crashed his Fiat Yamaha M1 at turn thirteen, the fast chicane at the top of the hill, and was taken immediately to the circuit Medical Centre for x-rays.
Rossi ended the session 4th fastest, and was 3rd when he had his crash. The 31 year-old was thrown off his Yamaha M1 and he injured himself as he landed, appearing to be in some pain as he attempted to stand up.
Rossi will certainly be missed for the remainder of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
Rossi Injury Update – #1
Following his crash in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this morning, Valentino Rossi has been taken by helicopter to the Careggi Hospital in Florence for a deeper medical examination.
After that he will be moved to the CTO (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico), which is close by.
The official diagnosis, made by the circuit Medical Centre and the Chief Medical Officer, is that Rossi has suffered a displaced and exposed fracture to the third medium of the right shinbone.
Rossi Injury Update – #2
After undergoing further medical checks at the Careggi Hospital Emergency Centre and afterwards at the CTO (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) in Florence, it has been decided that Valentino Rossi will undergo an operation this afternoon on his fractured right shinbone.
He is going under anaesthetic now and a further update will be sent once the operation has finished.
Rossi crashed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this morning, suffering a displaced and exposed fracture to the third medium of the right shinbone.
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Stop back here for more updates and we wish Vale a very speedy recovery.