Alex Rins has been diagnosed with a broken leg following his crash out of the Italian MotoGP Sprint Race at Mugello, one serious enough to require at. least two surgeries in the coming days.
The Spaniard crashed out of sight on lap four of the 11 lap sprint at Arrabiata, but is understood to have landed awkwardly on his leg, causing a fracture to his right tibia and fibula.
Admitted to Careggi University Hospital in Florence, his LCR Honda team reports that he will need to undergo surgery there to have an 'external fixation to stabilise his right leg and reduce swelling'.
The team continues to say that he will remain there under observation, and once cleared, he will return to Spain to undergo a final surgery.
The accident brought a positive return to form for Rins to an abrupt halt, the Spaniard making it safely into Q2 and running inside the top ten at the time of the crash.
Though he has struggled to get close to his remarkable victory at COTA during Round 3, Rins remains Honda's highest placed rider in the overall standings, in tenth.
That is set to change with this latest setback, with Rins likely to miss the two upcoming rounds at Sachsenring and Assen that precede the summer break. He is the second Honda rider forced to skip this weekend's Mugello race, with Joan Mir also out with a broken finger.