Update: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP have confirmed that Rossi has suffered “displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg.” He will go into surgery as soon as possible to address the issue. An additional medical bulletin is to be issued the morning of September 1.
Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi has been injured in an enduro training accident, and it’s suspected, according to La Gazetta dello Sport, that he fractured his tibia and fibula.
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team have confirmed via press release that Rossi has indeed been injured, but stop short of indicating the extent of his injures. “The 38-year old Italian rider was taken to Ospedale Civile di Urbino for a check-up,” says the brief PR, and that a medical bulletin will be released “in due course.”
This clearly hurts the Doctor’s chances at remaining in the 2017 MotoGP title hunt. He currently sits fourth overall, 26 points behind the leader and is coming off his first podium finish since the race at Assen back in June.
We’ll update with his confirmed condition once the team provides details.