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Espargaro fractures vertebrae in back

Espargaro fractures vertebrae in back

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro will not take part in the team’s Sepang test next week following a training accident on Thursday.

The accident, which took place on Thursday near his hometown of Granollers in Spain, happened when Espargaro was riding an off-road bike and on landing from a jump suddenly reported pain in his back.

After his immediate transfer to the Hospital Universitari Quiron Deixeus in Barcelona, he underwent initial medical checks and was kept in overnight for observation.

This morning a further MRI reported a flexion fracture of the T9 vertebrae but excluded any further complications.

He was cleared to go home today and he will now take a two-to-three-week rest that should see him fully recover.

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Sepang test on November 23-24th will see only team-mate Maverick Viñales and Suzuki MotoGP™ test riders Takuya Tsuda and Nobuatsu Aoki on track testing the development of the new Michelin tyres and new unified software.

MotoGP, 2016, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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