News 7 Sep 2017

Rossi disappointed to miss home grand prix at San Marino

Injured MotoGP contender already starting rehabilitation on injured leg.

Source: Supplied.

Multi-time world champion Valentino Rossi has expressed his disappointment to miss his home grand prix at Misano this weekend as he recovers from displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg sustained in an enduro training accident.

Rossi said he was looking forward to racing in front of his home crowd at the Italian venue, revealing he’s already started the rehabilitation process after successfully undergoing surgery last week.

“It’s a big pity that I can’t be at my home GP,” said Rossi. “For sure, I was really looking forward to the round in Misano, because riding in front of the fans there is something very special, but I have to treat the injury with care.

“I know the team is supporting me during the rehabilitation process. Fortunately I’m fine, I’m not too bad and I’ve already managed to start some light physiotherapy.

“The recovery time isn’t short, but I will do everything I can to get back on track as soon as possible. I have to say thanks to everyone for the affection you have shown me during these days.”

The recovery is expected to take up to four to five weeks, which would see him potentially return for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island in October.