Motorcycle Racing News Valentino Rossi: Dr. Buzzi June 7th Update

Valentino Rossi: Dr. Buzzi June 7th Update

Rossi Injury Update #6

Dr. Roberto Buzzi, head of Trauma at the CTO Careggi (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) in Florence, Italy, made the following statement about Valentino Rossi today:

Dr Buzzi says: “Today Valentino underwent another small operation to close the wound, which is looking good. We closed it with 15 stitches and our overall medical judgement is positive. We used a short general anaesthetic and when he woke up he was in good shape. The healing process of the injury is going well and as expected in Valentino’s condition.”

Rossi crashed on Saturday in practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, breaking his lower right leg.

This follows the earlier updates:

Rossi Injury Update – #1

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 Injury Update – #2

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 – #3

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.

Rossi Injury Update – #4

Valentino Rossi underwent a successful operation and surgery at the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico in Florence, Italy this afternoon to repair his fractured right tibia. The injury was sustained when he crashed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello this morning.

Dr. Buzzi says: “The surgery had good results; the alignment was good and the bone is now stable. The wound remains open, as is usual in these cases, and it will be stitched in the next few days with another short surgery. We are confident that Valentino will be able to leave the hospital in a week to ten days, able to put weight on the leg with the aid of crutches.

“It is difficult to say how long the post surgery rehabilitation will take, we need to evaluate the progress of the patient and also what the x-rays will show. But I think that we can reasonably think of six weeks partial weight-bearing with crutches, after which Valentino needs to be re-evaluated, according to his feedback and further x-rays.”

Rossi Injury Update – #5

Following surgery to repair his broken right leg yesterday afternoon, Valentino Rossi is recovering well at the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico in Florence, Italy.

Dr. Buzzi says: “Valentino is recovering well following yesterday’s operation and his morale seems to be high in the circumstances.

Tomorrow we will wash and stitch the wound. He has been moved to a more normal room in the hospital and the only requests he has made are for peace and quiet, privacy and a television on which to watch today’s race!”

The Doctor’s Updates Here at UltimateMotorCyling.com

1) Rossi Crash and Injury

2) Rossi Out With Broken Leg

3) Lorenzo Rides Alone

4) Valentino Rossi Well-Wishes

5) Valentino Rossi Tibia Surgery

6) VR46 Injured Legend

7) Rossi: The Day After Surgery

Stop back here for more updates and we wish Vale a very speedy recovery.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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