Valentino Rossi, the Italian MotoGP champion has suffered an injury during an off-road enduro training in Italy. His Yamaha team said in a statement that he has suffered a double leg fracture and will undergo surgery soon. The 38-year old had displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg. At the Italian Grand Prix in 2010, he broke the same leg during the practice and joined MotoGP again after recovery of six weeks during the time. Rossi has been admitted to a hospital in Urbino. He is currently fourth in the standings and 26 points behind Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso, with six rounds remaining. His team also said that a further medical bulletin would be issued on Friday.
Although details about his injury and recovery are still vague, it seems that the seven-time MotoGP champion will miss his next race at Misano on Italy's Adriatic coast on 10th September. Valentino Rossi has had many injuries in the past, one such being before this year's Mugello round when he was training on a motocross bike. That time, he was admitted to a hospital for a night after hurting his stomach and chest as he jumped over the handlebars, however, didn't get any fractures. He was still able to finish fourth in the following grand prix.
We wish him a fast recovery and see him soon on the track soon.