Rins suffers leg break after Sprint crash

Following a nasty fall, the LCR rider has broken his right tibia and fibula at the Italian GP

Following a crash during the Tissot Sprint at the Italian GP, Alex Rins has broken his right tibia and fibula and will undergo surgery on Saturday evening. The LCR Honda rider was taken to Careggi University Hospital in Florence following the incident, where he is receiving medical attention.

LCR Honda Castrol posted to their Instagram to provide an update on the situation:

"Alex Rins has suffered a fracture to his tibia and fibula. The rider will undergo a first surgery this evening at the Careggi University Hospital (Florence), where doctors will attach an external fixator to stabilize his right leg and reduce swelling. He will remain under observation, and once cleared, he will return to Spain to undergo a final surgery."

Lucio Cecchinello (LCR Honda Team Principal): "He has been transported to the Firenze city hospital, it’s a very good hospital. He got the first leg treatment since he get the external fixator in order to stabilize the fracture. They cannot do the surgery straight away because they need to first slow down the inflammation process. And then in a few days, he will get the final surgery, very probably in Spain, in Madrid."

We wish you a speedy recovery, Alex.

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