Raise your hands–who has been here before? Male, late 30s who has come up short or simply crashing while riding an MX bike at an MX track? Full frontal impact on the hardpack is never fun but less so when your 40th birthday party is not as far away as you’d wish.
Bruised chest, liver and kidneys from an MX crash kept Rossi in the hospital last week. Can he ride at Mugello this weekend?
Rossi says: “Unfortunately I crashed while I was training on a motocross bike. The pain in the abdomen and in the chest is still severe. Fortunately, my condition is improving day by day and this allows me to think a bit more positively about the Mugello weekend. My desire to be at the start of the Italian GP is so strong and I’m working on recovering as soon as possible. It will not be easy but I still have a few days to continue the treatment. On Thursday I will have to do the medical check-up to get the OK to go on the track. If all is well, I will ride my YZR-M1 on Friday to really understand my condition. I will do my best to be on track Sunday, for sure.”