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Valentino Rossi Recovering from Injuries Sustained in Motocross Accident

Yamaha MotoGP star Valentino Rossi was using a motocross bike to train yesterday when he was involved in an accident. As a result, he suffered “mild thoracic and abdominal trauma” according to a press release issued by the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team. Rossi spent last night in a local hospital in Rimini, Italy, but may be discharged later today. UPDATE: Rossi left the hospital late Friday to continue recuperating at home.

It has yet to be determined whether Rossi will be able to compete at his home race in Mugello on Sunday, June 4. Here is the latest press release:

GERNO DI LESMO (ITALY), 26TH MAY 2017 – Following yesterday’s motocross accident, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi has experienced a positive healing process over the last 12 hours.

Having been diagnosed yesterday evening with mild thoracic and abdominal trauma, following a motocross accident, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi is making positive progress with his recovery.

Last night the 38-year-old Italian spent a quiet night at the “Ospedale Infermi” in Rimini and was visited this morning by the doctors. Valentino told that he is experiencing less pain both in the chest and in the abdomen, compared to last night. The pain is the result of slight liver and kidney lesions that have not evolved into further complications.

Valentino will continue to receive pain relief over the next 12 hours and, over the course of the day, he will undergo routine diagnostic tests. If the results are positive, he may be discharged from the hospital within the day.

Further updates are to follow in due course.

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  1. JoeyP says:

    Always see the pros with their Monster jugs, do they really drink that crap? Hopefully just water inside if anything, sooo bad for you, know its a marketing gimmick and they are sponsored and all but geez.. Guess they have to make it look authentic as possible for sales to the uninformed.

  2. Buzz says:

    I guess it wouldn’t be as fancy to say he slammed into the crossbar.

    • Half Baked says:

      it also wouldn’t be correct since none of the YZ MX bike 4 or 2 strokes have cross brace bars.

  3. Randy D. says:

    I used to ride dirt bikes but always came home hurt, so gave them up. Fare much better on street bikes even as a former amateur road racer. “A man gots ta know his limitations”, Dirty Harry

  4. Jeremy in TX says:

    I hope he can race. Need to keep that championship tight!

    A lot of these guys seem to get hurt on dirt bikes.

    • Larry Kahn says:

      Dirt’s for potatoes!

      • Patrick Connelly says:

        That’s interesting……I always assumed that the reason most of the best were the best was because of there “dirt bike” experiance…..

        • Pacer says:

          Crashing is learning.

        • tommy elliott says:

          And the best dirt riders have trials experience.

          • Half Baked says:

            Trials riding is certainly good cross training for off road riding but their aren’t any significant number of people even pros that have trials experience. We either don’t have the money or the time or both.

      • Half Baked says:

        You seem to be quite the expert on potatoes which stands to reason since apparently that is also what you have between your ears.

  5. MGNorge says:

    Careful you guys!

  6. Delmartian says:

    Compared to recent horrible news, and this headline, I’m very much relieved after reading the actual article. Phew.