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Second successful surgery for Rossi

Second successful surgery for Rossi

The MotoGP World Champion had a follow-up operation on his right leg today (Monday).

Valentino Rossi had a second smaller operation on his right leg at the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico in Florence on Monday afternoon, as a follow-up to the surgery he underwent on Saturday to repair a fractured right tibia. The procedure this afternoon went according to plan and Doctor Roberto Buzzi of the CTO was pleased with the result.

"Today Valentino underwent another small operation to close the wound, which is looking good,” stated Doctor Buzzi. “We closed it with 15 stitches and our overall medical judgement is positive. We used a short general anaesthetic and when he woke up he was in good shape. The healing process of the injury is going well and as expected in Valentino's condition."

Rossi underwent his original operation on Saturday afternoon, after sustaining the injury in a crash during a practice session at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello earlier in the day.

MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Valentino Rossi

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