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MotoGP Catalunya: Rins breaks wrist in cycling crash

Alex Rins has been ruled out of his home MotoGP round at Catalunya after a cycling accident at the circuit today resulted in a fractured wrist

The Suzuki Ecstar rider will unfortunately have to sit out the Grand Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya due to an unfortunate accident he suffered while training this morning.

The Spaniard fell during a training lap and as a result he suffered damage to his right arm, with a large contused area and a lot of pain.


He was quickly taken to Barcelona’s Universitari Dexeus Hospital for further examination and medical checks revealed a fracture in the radius bone. The fracture was immobilised and tomorrow morning he will undergo surgery to fix it.

"It's a shame what happened today. I really wanted to race here in Montmeló and to have a solid performance to get back on track after some tough races," said Rins.

"Tomorrow I will undergo surgery and then we'll talk about timings for the recovery. In any case we will work really hard to get the feeling back as soon as possible and try to return quickly.

"I don't know yet if I'll be ready for the German GP but I will work hard to be fit by then. Thank you for the messages of support.”

Doctor Xavier Mir, Director of the Hand Surgery and Microsurgery Unit in the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the Universitari Dexeus Hospital reported: “Alex Rins has suffered an articular fracture of the right distal radius with a small displacement and high inflammation.

"We have two options; one is to immobilise the fracture with plaster, but the recovery would take around 4-6 weeks. Or, as an alternative, we propose an operation, which we consider is the best option. Tomorrow morning we will intervene and affix two screws to the injured bone."

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