Alex Rins breaks wrist in training accident, surgery rules him out of Catalunya

Alex Rins breaks wrist in cycling accident before the Catalunya MotoGP, ruling him out of this weekend's seventh round of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship

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Alex Rins will miss the seventh round of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship in Spain after an accident while cycling left him with a broken wrist that will require surgery.

The Suzuki Ecstar rider came down while participating in a training session ahead of this weekend’s Catalunya MotoGp event, resulting in pain to his right arm. 

After being examined at the nearby Dexeus Hospital - the specialist clinic that treats most MotoGP-related injuries - it was confirmed Rins has suffered a fracture of the radius bone which requires surgical intervention that will take place tomorrow [Friday].

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As such, Rins will not compete in this weekend’s event at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, one of four home rounds for the three-time MotoGP race winner. Suzuki will compete with just a single entry for Joan Mir this weekend.

The Spaniard fell during a training lap and as a result he suffered damage to his right arm, with a large contused area and a lot of pain,' continued the Suzuki statement.

'He was quickly taken to Barcelona’s Universitari Dexeus Hospital for further examination and medical checks revealed a fracture in the radius bone

'The fracture was immobilised and tomorrow morning he will undergo surgery to fix it.'

The injury comes at a difficult moment for Rins in his attempts to turn around a season during which he has shown impressive pace relative to his 2020 title-winning team-mate Mir, but been let down by a series of costly race day errors from strong positions.

He has now crashed from each of the last four races, leaving him 13th in the overall standings having not finished a clean race since Qatar.