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Valentino Rossi hospitalised after training crash - Photo: LAT

Valentino Rossi hospitalised after training crash – Photo: LAT

Reports coming in from Italy this morning suggesting the seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has been hospitalised after an endurance motocross accident while training with his VR46 Riders Academy riders.

It’s been indicated that Rossi is in Urbino Hospital with a broken right leg, after injuring to both the tibia and fibula. It’s the same leg that he broke at Mugello in 2010 which put him out of the sport for 41 days.

These reports are yet to be confirmed by Movistar Yamaha team. However Rossi’s his father Graziano did talk to Italy’s ANSA about the incident.

“Valentino is not optimistic. They fear there is a fracture. To do the radiograph they had to cut the boot, and Valentino told me he feels very bad.”

This is the second time Rossi has injured himself in a training incident this year. A fall in May saw him carry a rib injury into the Italian Grand Prix.

The Yamaha factory rider currently sit fourth in this years MotoGP standings, with the next round of the championship, the San Marino GP, in just ten days.

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