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Lorenzo unfazed despite injury nightmare

Lorenzo unfazed despite injury nightmare

Lorenzo unfazed despite injury nightmare

Despite suffering a heavy crash and nasty injury last week while testing at Valencia, Jorge Lorenzo remains in good spirits and is already thinking about getting started on his rehabilitation programme. The Spaniard underwent surgery on his broken left collarbone on Saturday at the Dexeus Institute in Barcelona, where Dr. Xavier Mir fitted a titanium plate to seal the fracture.

The crash in Valencia was the fourth time Lorenzo has fractured his collarbone during his fledgling racing career. After a few days' rest, he will begin a recuperation programme that should see him to return to action without any further problems at the tests the Fortuna Aprilia team have scheduled for the end of January at Jerez de la Frontera.

"The thing that annoys me most is not the injury itself, but the fact that the crash prevented me from following up the excellent times we had been setting," said Lorenzo. "On Thursday we were already under the circuit record and I am sure we could have made even more progress."

"I feel sorry for my team and for my physical trainer because on Christmas Day he'll have to eat his ‘turron' quickly because he knows that whilst other people might be at home taking a rest, we'll be doing a double session in the gym. You have to be optimistic, even in a situation like this, so on the positive side at least we will have a different kind of Christmas this year!"

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