Valentino Rossi has been diagnosed with displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula in his right leg. Yamaha issued the update confirming that MotoGP title contender has broken his right leg and would undergo surgery. Rossi suffered a displaced fracture of the same right tibia during practice for the 2010 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
After which he also underwent surgery and was absent from MotoGP for six weeks. The Italian riding with stomach and chest injuries following a motocross training accident just before this year’s Mugello round is currently fourth in the championship, just 26 points behind leader Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati.
Rossi has one win and five podiums so far this season, the latest being a third place at Silverstone, where he led for much of the race. The next event is Rossi’s home round at Misano, next weekend. The serious nature of the leg fractures described by Movistar Yamaha points towards Rossi missing multiple races as like seven years ago.