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Valentino Rossi injury update: Slight liver and kidney lesions

Valentino Rossi gave his legions of fans a fright yesterday when he was admitted to hospital following a motocross training accident near his house in Tavulia, Italy. At the time the communication from Yamaha simply said “Thoracic and abdominal trauma”. This could mean a number of things ranging from slight bruising to major internal injuries.

Today, after 12 hours of observation in the hospital, it was confirmed that the trauma was light lesions on the liver and kidney and that his condition is improving. Further reports suggest that the he could be discharged today, and stands a good chance of racing next weekend at Mugello.

Below is the full Yamaha press release:

Having been diagnosed yesterday evening with mild thoracic and abdominal trauma, following a motocross accident, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi is making positive progress with his recovery.
Last night the 38-year-old Italian spent a quiet night at the “Ospedale Infermi” in Rimini and was visited this morning by the doctors. Valentino told that he is experiencing less pain both in the chest and in the abdomen, compared to last night. The pain is the result of slight liver and kidney lesions that have not evolved into further complications.

Valentino will continue to receive pain relief over the next 12 hours and, over the course of the day, he will undergo routine diagnostic tests. If the results are positive, he may be discharged from the hospital within the day.

Further updates are to follow in due course.

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