Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

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Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed he has broken his third, fourth and fifth metatarsal bones in his foot after his high-side at Laguna Seca.

Lorenzo crashed out of the Laguna Seca MotoGP race during the first lap after he was too eager to get on the gas. The bike high-sided, throwing him straight up in to the air and bringing him back down to earth on his head.

Luckily the Laguna Seca GP was the final race before the month-long summer break, giving the Spaniard plenty of time to recover.

Lorenzo is aiming to return to full fitness for the Brno GP, which takes place on August 17.

Lorenzo said: "I am pretty hurt and upset, because once again a crash has halted my progression. I have visited Dr. Mir and he confirmed that it is a painful injury but one that can be cured through rest. I have a cast on my left foot, but I can barely walk because of some pain in the right foot suffered in the crash.

"Thankfully that is not an injury, just a consequence of the impact. Luckily I have time to recover before Brno, although I won’t be having any holiday time now. For the moment I am going to enjoy following one of my interests – the Tour de France – on television!”

 

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer