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Lorenzo on the mend after another day´s rest

Lorenzo on the mend after another day´s rest

Two days on from the accident which forced him to miss today´s Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya race Jorge Lorenzo´s recovery is progressing well.

Jorge Lorenzo suffered a serious head trauma and damage to his right hand in Friday´s Catalunya free practice and he is improving well, although Dr. Xavier Mir – a trusted specialist visited by numerous MotoGP riders - confirmed on Sunday that the MotoGP rookie will need a small skin graft to replace the skin he has lost on his hand.

`After further observation we are pleased to say that the cranial trauma that Jorge suffered on Friday has improved without any further complications,´ commented the Doctor. `This still needs to be verified with another CAT scan, however, and for this reason we have moved Jorge to another part of the hospital this afternoon.´

`Regarding other injuries, we have evaluated the abrasion on his right hand and we can confirm that he has more than two centimetres of skin missing from his fourth finger. For this reason we have decided that it will be necessary to make a skin graft, which will probably take place tomorrow morning.´

MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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