Valentino Rossi injured in motocross crash (2nd Update)

Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi

UPDATE Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi is declared fit to participate in this weekend's Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley.

Earlier today the nine-time World Champion underwent a routine medical check-up at the Autodromo del Mugello. VR46 fans from all over the world can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that FIM Medical Director, Dr Giancarlo Di Filippo, the Chief Medical Officer of the Mugello Circuit, Dr Remo Barbagli and the MotoGP Medical Director, Dr Angel Charte have found Rossi to be in a suitable condition to take part in his home Grand Prix, starting with tomorrow's free practice sessions.

05/26/17 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi has returned home from the "Ospedale Infermi" in Rimini, having successfully completed routine diagnostic tests that were scheduled earlier this afternoon.

With the attending doctors confirming the findings shared in this morningÂ's medical bulletin, the nine-time World Champion left the hospital at 5.30pm, accompanied by his staff. He will continue the recovery process in his own surroundings.

Yamaha would like to thank the entire staff of the "Ospedale Infermi" for their dedication and professional care over the last 24 hours.

05/25/17 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi was involved in a motocross training accident at the Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio (Pesaro Urbino, Italy), on Thursday, May 25th.

The 38-year-old Italian rider was taken to a local hospital for a medical check-up, where he was diagnosed with mild thoracic and abdominal trauma.

No fractures have been detected in any part of the body and no serious traumatic pathologies were found.

A further medical bulletin will be issued on Friday, 26th May, at 12:00 hrs CET.

At this stage, there is no official word on the Italian’s fitness to participate in the Mugello MotoGP race June 2-4.

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