After a successful surgery on his broken leg, Valentino Rossi was discharged from hospital. Rossi's fractures have been fixed with a metal pin, and his Yamaha team said the procedure was carried out "without any complications". Doctors have said Rossi, who is fourth in the overall standings, will need 30-40 days' rest. That means Rossi is likely to miss the race in Spain on September 24, but could be fit in time for the following Grand Prix in Japan on October 15.
Rossi said, "The surgery went well and I feel good. I would like to thank the staff of the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona, and in particular Doctor Pascarella who operated on me. I'm very sorry for the incident. Now I want to be back on my bike as soon as possible. I will do my best to make it happen!"
He will not be replaced by his Yamaha team for this week's San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. His Spanish team-mate Maverick Vinales, who is third in the championship, will be Yamaha's sole racer this weekend.
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