Marco Melandri cracked a bone in his right hand during a big accident at the end of Monday's Catalunya MotoGP test.

The Hayate rider, 14th in Sunday's grand prix and eleventh out of 15 riders at the test, was thrown from his ZX-RR at Turn Six and sustained "a cracked 5th metacarpal in his right hand", according to the Clinica Mobile.

The Italian also suffered a heavy hit to the head and chipped his left ankle, but is expected to be fit for Assen on June 27.

Melandri currently holds seventh in the world championship standings, after six of 17 rounds.

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