Valentino Rossi injured in home accident

Published: 03 February 2009

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has injured his hand and foot after falling at his Italian home.

The 29-year-old was closing the curtains in his house when he tripped and fell on to a glass table.

The table smashed and Rossi cut his ring finger on his left hand and the sole of his left foot. He went straight to hospital where he received a few stitches in each injury.

The injury is not serious, but a decision is yet to be made whether he will be able to ride comfortably in Malaysia at this week’s MotoGP tests, which begin on Thursday.

A statement released from Yamaha said the Italian will fly to Malaysia today as planned, adding: “The injuries are not serious but it is not yet clear whether or not they will make him uncomfortable when riding this week.

"Nevertheless Rossi will fly out to Malaysia today as planned, where he will try to give 100% at the first test of the season, which starts on Thursday..”

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