MotoGP: Lorenzo breaks wrist in training accident

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New signing Jorge Lorenzo will face a difficult start to his Repsol Honda career after breaking a bone in his wrist while training at the weekend. While details remain unclear about exactly what happened the five-time world champion as Honda maintain secrecy, he will undergo surgery today to correct the break only days before Wednesday’s team launch in Madrid.

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Lorenzo broke his scaphoid in the incident, a bone notorious among bike racers for its slow recovery time thanks to its limited blood flow. Already undergoing surgery to repair the damage to his left wrist with MotoGP surgeon Doctor Xavier Mir in Barcelona, it is nonetheless a disaster for Lorenzo ahead of the start of the season.

Potentially facing a long recovery time that could limit his testing time ahead of the start of the season. While details remain far from clear, it’s likely that Lorenzo will miss the first test in Sepang in ten days’ time as he begins his rehabilitation.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer