UPDATE: 

Last night Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi had a successful operation on the displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg.

The MotoGP-star was hospitalised after an enduro accident yesterday evening.

Following a medical examination at the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’, where he was initially diagnosed, the Italian was transported to the ‘Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti’ in Ancona.

Upon arrival, he received surgery between 2am – 3am by Dr. Raffaele Pascarella, Director of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Division. During the surgery the fractures were fixated using a metal pin – a locked intramedullary nail – without any complications.

Further medical updates will follow in due course.

Valentino Rossi

“The surgery went well. 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. Now I want to be back on my bike as soon as possible. I will do my best to make it happen!”

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi was involved in an enduro accident, during a training activity close to his hometown, on Thursday, August 31st. The 38-year-old Italian rider was taken to the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’ for a check-up.

He has now been diagnosed with displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg.

The 38-year-old Italian rider will undergo surgery as soon as possible.

Our prayers are with him for a speedy recovery and hope to see him on track soon.

We will update you on the latest as and when we know more.