News 2 Sep 2017

Rossi undergoes successful surgery on broken leg

Movistar Yamaha icon recovering from tibia and fibula fractures.

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Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has undergone surgery on his broken right leg, sustained in an enduro incident earlier this week.

The Movistar Yamaha rider is recovering from displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg, which was successfully pinned without any complications early Friday morning.

“The surgery went well,” Rossi explained. “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 and now I want to be back on my bike as soon as possible – I will do my best to make it happen!”

It’s expected that Rossi, who remains hospitalised in recovery, will possibly be out of action for four to five weeks – potentially returning in time for October’s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island.