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VALENTINO ROSSI UNDERGOES SURGERY FOR FACTURES

Valentino Rossi has undergone a successful surgery for fractures - Photo: LAT

Valentino Rossi has undergone a successful surgery for fractures – Photo: LAT

Valentino Rossi has undergone a successful surgery on the fractures the tibia and fibula on right his leg after crashing during training yesterday.

The MotoGP-star was hospitalised after an enduro accident yesterday evening.

A statement released by his Yamaha team, it was confirmed that the surgery went well. Although no time frame has been given his recovery, it’s expected that Rossi will miss the next MotoGP round at San Marino.

Yamaha statement:

Following a medical examination at the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’, where he was initially diagnosed, the Italian was transported to the ‘Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti’ in Ancona.

Upon arrival, he received surgery between 2am – 3am by Dr. Raffaele Pascarella, Director of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Division. During the surgery the fractures were fixated using a metal pin – a locked intramedullary nail – without any complications.

Further medical updates will follow in due course.

Yamaha would like to thank the entire staff of the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’ and ‘Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona’ for their dedication and professional care.

Rossi also confirmed that the surgery went well, making his own statement.

“The surgery went well.” said Rossi

This morning, when I woke up, I felt already good.

“I would like to thank the staff of the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona, and in particular Doctor Pascarella who operated on me. I’m very sorry for the incident. Now I want to be back on my bike as soon as possible. I will do my best to make it happen!”

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