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Left tibia and fibula fractures confirmed for De Puniet

Left tibia and fibula fractures confirmed for De Puniet

The LCR Honda rider will undergo surgery this evening (Sunday, July 18th) following his crash in the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at Sachsenring.

Randy de Puniet was the victim of two separate incidents of bad luck at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland this weekend, as he fractured the tibia and fibula in his left leg on Sunday in a crash.

De Puniet had a highly unfortunate fall in qualifying on Saturday when his LCR Honda RC212V lost grip in spilt oil, and as the Frenchman slid off the track he hit Ben Spies’ prone bike and hurt his right leg.

Braving the pain to ride today De Puniet then had a crash on lap nine of the race which resulted in the contest being red flagged, and after being examined at the Clinica Mobile fractures to his the tibia and fibula of his left leg were diagnosed.

“It could not be worse than this!” said the 29 year-old. “I had a bad start from the third row but got back up to ninth and my race pace was pretty good. I was able to push for sixth place despite my painful ankle after yesterday’s qualifying crash.”

“Suddenly I crashed at the exit of turn four and a bike hit my left leg. I immediately knew it was serious and we then found out the true extent after the X-rays.”

De Puniet was flown from the circuit to hospital in Hartmannsdorf with Doctor Claudio Costa, where he will this evening have surgery on his injured leg to insert a pin, and the French rider now faces an as-yet unknown period out while he recovers.

MotoGP, 2010, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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