Valentino Rossi Fractures Tibia and Fibula After Crashing Enduro Bike

Italian’s same right leg was injured in Mugello 2010

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Valentino Rossi.Courtesy of Movistar Yamaha

There's been another crash for Valentino Rossi—this time on an enduro bike—while he was training off-road with the VR46 Academy riders. He injured his right leg.

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider was brought to the hospital in Urbino for suspected fractures to the tibia and fibula of his right leg, the same one he injured at Mugello in 2010. If the checks confirm the fracture, Rossi will be operated on later tonight or tomorrow. This would mean missing at least two GPs (Misano next weekend and Motorland Aragon on September 24).

Rossi is no stranger to crashing this year; he came off during a motocross session on May 25, just before the Italian GP at Mugello. Fortunately, it didn’t keep him from racing.

More to follow as details emerge from Italy.

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