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Lorenzo faces fitness fight ahead of Assen

Lorenzo faces fitness fight ahead of Assen

Lorenzo faces fitness fight ahead of Assen

Jorge Lorenzo has undergone an operation on a double break to his right collarbone after crashing in yesterday's 250cc race and could be back in action for the next round at Assen in two weeks' time.

Doctor Xavier Mir conducted the operation, which lasted one hour and 45 minutes, on Sunday evening. Lorenzo will remain under observation at the Dexeus Institute in Barcelona today and will begin his rehabilitation programme on Tuesday as he aims to make his comeback at the Dutch TT.

"The first thing Jorge asked about when he opened his eyes was his chances of making the race at Assen," said Dr Xavier Mir. "I think they are pretty good, depending on the patient's development. We've rejoined the double break, which had a third fracture in between, using a titanium plate and seven screws, so now we just have to wait and hope that Jorge can recover full fitness as quickly as possible."

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250cc, 2005, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA, Jorge Lorenzo

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