Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP MotoGP Injury Report: Suzuki’s Alex Rins Breaks Ankle in MX Training Crash

MotoGP Injury Report: Suzuki’s Alex Rins Breaks Ankle in MX Training Crash

Suzuki MotoGP’s Alex Rins Breaks Ankle While Training

Following the opening round of 2017 MotoGP in Qatar, Team Suzuki Ecstar pilot Alex Rins suffered a crash while motocross training, and broke his ankle.

Rins, who finished ninth at Losail International Circuit, crashed Thursday while training aboard a Suzuki RM-Z motorcycle. Suzuki reports The GSX-RR pilot had some pain in his ankle, and decided to undergo tests at the University Hospital Dexeus in Barcelona (Spain).

Doctors, led by Dr. Xavier Mir, Head of the Hand Unit, a top Orthopedic Surgeon, and Coordinator of the MotoGP Traumatology Service, and Eugenio Gimeno, Head of the foot Unit Hospital Quiron-Dexeus, performed a CT scan on Rins.

MotoGP Injury Report: Suzuki’s Alex Rins Breaks Ankle in MX Training Crash
Suzuki MotoGP’s Alex Rins

The doctors diagnosed the 21-year old with a small fracture in the right talus bone of the right ankle, along with some excessive fluid and swelling around the ankle.

Suzuki says that the medical team has decided to carry out non-surgical treatment with magnetotherapy and physiotherapy, and doctors will examine the rider next Monday in the same clinic for a check-up before traveling to Argentina for round 2 of 2017 MotoGP.

Suzuki will provide further details after Monday’s checkup, but for now Rins is still set to join teammate Andrea Iannone at Argentina MotoGP.

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.

Schuberth C4 Pro Helmet and SC1 Bluetooth Review

Schuberth C4 Pro Helmet and SC1 Bluetooth: Modular Safety, Comfort, and Communications Schuberth, the German manufacturer of helmets for motorcycling, F1 (Max Verstappen is a recent...

2020 SWM Ace of Spades 500 First Look: For Motorheads!

2020 SWM Ace of Spades 500 First Look: Restromod Style Although SWM is best known in the United States for its line of affordable dual-sport, adventure,...

2019 KTM 690 Enduro R On-/Off-Road Review (16 Fast Facts)

2019 KTM 690 Enduro R Review: ADV, Rally, and Dual-Sport in One The KTM 690 Enduro R has always been a red-headed stepchild in the Austrian...

2020 Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon Scooter First Look

2020 Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon Debuts at EIMCA 2019 While Vespa scooters have always been high-level industrial fashion, that doesn’t stop the trendsetting Italian brand...

2020 Italjet Dragster Scooter First Look (7 Fast Facts)

Available in two motor sizes and body styles, the 2020 Italjet Dragster 200 and Dragster 125 bring radical naked styling to the world of scooters.

MotoGP Champ Jorge Lorenzo Announces Retirement from Racing

During the press conference for the final round of 2019 MotoGP at Valencia, Jorge Lorenzo shocked the crowd as he announced his retirement from professional motorcycle racing.