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Ten days of rest for Lorenzo after suffering toe fractures

Ten days of rest for Lorenzo after suffering toe fractures

Jorge Lorenzo will be spending the first few days of his summer break recovering from three clean toe fractures, picked up in his first lap crash at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

Analysis at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona, where Lorenzo has unfortunately been a frequent visitor in his rookie season in MotoGP, revealed fractures of the third, fourth and fifth metatarsal of the Fiat Yamaha rider´s left foot. The breaks were suffered without dislocation, and Lorenzo´s ankle was not reinjured in the crash.

Ten days of limited movement have been prescribed by Dr. Xavier Mir, with the goal of complete mobility in time for the next round of the MotoGP World Championship in Brno. Lorenzo will have a cast on his foot during that time, with a weight-relieving splint attached afterwards to allow him to walk thereafter.

The 21 year-old has commented that he was `in pain and angry that another crash had halted progression,´ but that he would be making the most of his layup to get back to fitness and indulge in one of his interests.

`Luckily I have time to recover before Brno, even if I won´t have any holiday. Right now I´m going to enjoy the Tour de France on television,´ said Lorenzo.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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