MotoGP

Second Rossi operation a success

"We used a short general anaesthetic and when he woke up he was in good shape"

VALENTINO ROSSI has undergone a second operation, following the MotoGP world champion's hospitalisation after crashing at Mugello circuit, Italy.

Dr. Roberto Buzzi, head of Trauma at the CTO Careggi (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) in Florence, Italy, made the following statement about Valentino Rossi today:

"Today Valentino underwent another small operation to close the wound, which is looking good. We closed it with 15 stitches and our overall medical judgement is positive. We used a short general anaesthetic and when he woke up he was in good shape. The healing process of the injury is going well and as expected in Valentino's condition."

Rossi crashed on Saturday in practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, breaking his lower right leg.

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