MotoGP: Rossi released from hospital after surgery

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Movistar Yamaha racer Valentino Rossi has been released from hospital only a day after undergoing surgery to pin the tibia that he broke in an enduro crash on Thursday, with the nine-time world champion vowing to be back on track as soon as possible as he begins his rehabilitation process.

Rossi’s condition has improved enough since the surgery that his doctors felt comfortable enough to release him home only hours after the operation despite initially expecting to spend two or three nights in the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona.

And, speaking as he was repleased, the Italian was quick to pay tribute to the work of the medical staff that had treated him since he fell while riding enduro with the VR46 Academy riders.

“I spent a good night, I slept, and this morning I felt good. The doctors visited me and they gave me the OK to go home, where I'll be able to rest even better. I will begin the rehabilitation as soon as possible and we’ll see how my body reacts before making any decisions. I have to say thanks once again to all the staff of the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona, but also Urbino's First Aid and the 118 Service, as well as all the friends that came to visit me. As I said yesterday, I will do everything I can to get back as soon as possible.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer