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Iannone: “They found a fracture at the tip of my funny bone”

Iannone: “They found a fracture at the tip of my funny bone”

Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone will have to race through the pain once more in Mugello after discovering that he has a fractured arm.

A few days before the French GP Iannone took part in two days of testing at the Tuscany track, setting some excellent times. Unfortunately at the end of day 2, he crashed at the Arrabbiata 2 turn and injured his left shoulder.

Iannone managed to grit his teeth and ended up having a great race, finishing the GP in fifth place after an exciting battle with Marquez. However, in the last few days the rider from Vasto underwent an MRI scan that unfortunately highlighted a hairline fracture at the tip of his humerus bone and as a result Iannone will have to tackle the Mugello race with some uncertainty regarding his physical condition.

Andrea Iannone:
“For sure on Sunday I will race at Mugello but it’s going to be difficult for me to be 100% fit. A couple of days ago I stopped taking pain-killers and yesterday I did an MRI scan. Unfortunately they found a hairline fracture at the tip of my funny bone, and to be sincere that was a bit of a nasty surprise. The swelling still causes me a lot of pain and I am continuing to do laser therapy in an attempt to get it to go down as soon as possible. In any case, I’ll have to grit my teeth like I did at Le Mans, because it’s far too important for me and for Ducati to have a good race in front of the Mugello fans.”


MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team

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