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Lorenzo examined for ankle fracture after Shanghai high side

Lorenzo examined for ankle fracture after Shanghai high side

Fiat Yamaha rider taken to local hospital for x-ray.

He starred in Qatar, reigned in Spain and thrilled in Estoril, but Jorge Lorenzo´s visit to China has got off to an inauspicious start. The current MotoGP World Championship leader suffered a huge highside in the second half of the opening practice session, and is currently being examined at the city´s Huashan hospital.

The exact extent of his injuries will not be known until after an x-ray is undertaken, but the Clinica Mobile believe that the Spaniard has fractured his right ankle, cut the heel of the same foot and has possible damage to the left ankle. The Spaniard also appears to have suffered an abrasion to his left knee.

`I don't think Jorge will be able to ride this afternoon because he has pain in both ankles and needs a further x-ray at the hospital, so it will take time to get there and back and to do the tests,´ said Daniele Romagnoli, Lorenzo´s Team Manager, after talking with the Clinica Mobile.

`Dr Costa wants to be absolutely sure about the injuries as it looks like there could be possible small fractures in both ankles. The knee injury is not too serious, just a bit of a cut.'

The practice session was Lorenzo´s first since undergoing surgery on his right arm to treat a compartmental syndrome problem.

MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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