Rossi suffers broken leg in training crash

Oppps !

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has suffered a broken leg in a training fall this afternoon, breaking the same leg he broke in 2010 while riding enduro with his VR46 Academy riders. The Movistar Yamaha rider is reported to have broken both tibia and fibula in the crash, and will undergo surgery tonight to have the injury repaired.

The crash marks the second time this season that he’s been injured in a training fall, after going into the Italian Grand Prix in May suffering the effects of rib injuries serious enough to see him spend the night in hospital. However, if the broken leg is confirmed it could be considerably more serious, most certainly delaying any hopes he has of lighting a tenth world title in 2017 despite being only 26 points off championship leader Andrea Dovizioso after twelve rounds.


That’s a shame… I’m not a Rossi fan anymore but certainly don’t want him hurt. Hope he recovers soon.

I used to be a fan but honest I’ve gone lukewarm towards motogp all together, even if it’s become a bit more interesting lately. Don’t watch races any more - the whole move to BTsport annoyed me, as has happened with other sports that have gone to subscription TV.

Nonetheless it’s a shame as he does draw crowds to the sport, is in the mix most times and I actually quite like his persona- what’s he’s like in real life I don’t know!

Dr Raffaele Pascarella, who oversaw last night’s operation on MotoGP star Valentino Rossi’s broken leg, believes the Italian will need 30-40 days before returning to action.