Rory Skinner had a tough weekend after a big crash on Friday left him sidelined for the Italian Grand Prix due to an ankle injury.
Rory Skinner is still in his rookie season in the Moto2 Championship, but this weekend at Mugello may have halted any progress the young Scot was making.
A massive crash in the final Practice session on Friday saw Skinner's American Racing Team machine destroyed. The 21-year-old also suffered some ligament damage to his right foot in the incident, but he carried on and did FP3 on Saturday.
However, things went from bad to worse for Skinner after a collision with Jeremy Alcoba on Saturday morning saw him ruled out of Qualifying and the race on Sunday.
"It's not been a great weekend really. I enjoyed the laps I did during the Mugello track, and I've started to feel more and more comfortable, but things didn't really go to plan in FP2, I had a small moment which resulted in a pretty big crash," said Skinner while looking back on his weekend.
"FP3, I was quite hurt, I did some ligament damage to my right foot, so we were just trying to see where we were at as it was a whole new bike that the boys had to build for me, so I was adjusting to that as well.
"I kind of got the pace towards where we were yesterday, finishing off yesterday and, it didn't feel too bad, it was quite sore but then another rider just got a bit impatient for no real reason and wiped me clean out. Unfortunately, that put me out for the remainder of the weekend.
"I've got bleeding within three of the bones on my right ankle, so I've got quite a lot of pain which isn’t ideal but hopefully, we are ready for Sachsenring, but we'll have to wait and see."
These injuries have come at a bad time for Skinner as the MotoGP paddock is into a run of three races in three weeks before the summer break. Skinner may miss out on some crucial track time due to his injuries depending on the severity of them.