Nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has suffered an injury in an enduro training accident. MotoGP team Movistar Yamaha has also confirmed about Rossi's injury.
Rossi was soon rushed to the Ospedale Civile di Urbino hospital for a medical check-up.
Unfortunately, Rossi was diagnosed with displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg. The 38-year Italian rider will undergo a surgery as soon as possible. The training accident took place close to his home town Tavullia when he was riding an enduro motorcycle with his VR46 riders.
The displaced fracture is a serious injury, and it means that Rossi has suffered broken bones in several places. So, a surgery is required to align the bones.
The injury has dashed Rossi's hunt for his tenth MotoGP title. The San Marino GP is just a week away, and Rossi is unlikely to make an immediate return to racing. Currently, he is 26 points behind Andrea Dovizioso in the fourth position in the rider's championship.
Rossi has suffered a serious injury with several broken bones on his right leg. The effect of this injury on the 2017 MotoGP season will be known after the surgery. Stay tuned to DriveSpark as we bring you updates on the status of Rossi's injury.