Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rossi Undergoes Successful Operation

Following surgery to repair his broken right leg yesterday afternoon, Valentino Rossi is recovering well at the Centro Traumatologico Orthopedico (CTO) in Florence, Italy.

“Valentino Rossi is recovering well following yesterday’s operation and his morale seems to be high in the circumstances. Tomorrow we will wash and stitch the wound. He has been moved to a more normal room in the hospital and the only requests he has made are for peace and quite, privacy and a television on which to watch today’s race!”, Dr. Roberto Buzzi of the CTO.

Valentino Rossi has suffered a displaced and exposed fracture of his right tibia after crashing in the Morning Practice Session for his home race at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello last Saturday on 5th June 2010.

The reigning World Champion crashed his Fiat Yamaha M1 at turn thirteen, the fast chicanes at the top of the hill, and was taken immediately to the circuit’s Medical Centre before taken to the Careggi Hospital in Florence by air in a helicopter for a thorough medical run through. He will then be moved to the Centro Traumatologico Orthopedico (CTO), which is close by.

Rossi has undergone an operation that afternoon on his fractured right shinbone after undergoing further medical checks at the Careggi Hospital Emergency Centre and afterwards the CTO in Florence, Italy.

Valentino Rossi undergoes a successful operation who was operated by Dr. Roberto Buzzi of the CTO, assisted by Dr Claudio Costa of the Clinica Mobile.

“We received Valentino Rossi at the Careggi Hospital, where we made detailed checks in order to rule out any other injuries, and the results were satisfactory. We decided to proceed with the surgery for the exposed fracture of the right leg.”, Dr Buzzi making a statement following the 2.5 hour operation.

“We are confident that Valentino will be able to leave the hospital in a week to ten days, able to put weight on the leg with the aid of crutches.”, he added.

Managing Director of the Fiat-Yamaha Motor Racing, Lin Jarvis added, “It was a very sad day today for Yamaha and the Fiat Yamaha Team, seeing Vale in so much pain and seriously injured for the first time in his career. It is especially tough for Vale to have this accident at his home Grand Prix and this will surely be a huge disappointment for him and all his fans at the Mugello Circuit and around the world.”

Source: Fiat-Yamaha Team Press Release

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