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18 days ago
By motogp.com

Quartararo "fit" despite missing FP2 but set to ride in FP3

The 2019 Rookie of the Year crashed at Turn 6 in FP1 and suffered "a big hematoma and bruising on the top of his left foot"

Following his highside in the opening MotoGP™ session at the Pramac Generac Australian Grand Prix, Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo was taken to the Phillip Island medical centre for further checks. X-rays revealed no fractures, but he will undergo further treatment of a hematoma in his left ankle.

Quartararo suffers painful Phillip Island highside in FP1

As a result, the 2019 Rookie of the Year has been declared fit for the rest of the weekend, however, he didn't participate in Free Practice 2 later on Friday due to the painkillers he was administered. The Frenchman’s condition will continued to be monitored closely and checked again ahead of the first of Saturday’s action in Australia.

Dr Charte, MotoGP™ Medical Director, said this regarding Quartararo's condition: “Quartararo, after the crash that he had half an hour ago, we submitted to an exhaustive medical examination on the left ankle area, which is what he complained about most, and the footage looked like where he had the impact in quite a violent way, and the conventional x-rays don’t show any fracture to neither the tibia, nor the fibula or to the bones of the left foot. It’s true that he has a big hematoma and bruising on the top of the foot and we’ve given him anti-inflammatories as well as cryotherapy and a more intensive treatment to bring down the pain. The rider is fit but we’re going to monitor him day-to-day or hour-to-hour to see if it’s recommendable that he goes out to ride or not.”

"If I can ride then good. If not, we won't take any risks"

Stay tuned to motogp.com throughout the weekend for all further updates on the rookie sensation.

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