Valentino Rossi suffered double leg fracture in enduro training accident in Italy. The 38-year-old Italian will have surgery "as soon as possible", his Movistar Yamaha team said in a statement. They said Rossi, who is fourth in the standings, had "displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg".
The timescale for his recovery is not known but he looks set to sit out the next race in Misano on 10 September. His team added a further medical bulletin would be issued today.
Rossi, who also suffered a bad break to the same leg in 2010 during a practice crash at Mugello, was also in hospital in May after suffering chest and stomach injuries in a Motorcross accident.
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