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Lorenzo accident update.

The latest news following Jorge Lorenzo's huge highside at the end of MotoGP qualifying at Laguna Seca is that the double 2009 race winner is reported to have suffered a partial dislocation of his right collarbone and a bruised right foot.

Lorenzo qualified on pole before his accident, which marked his second heavy fall of the session.

Ducati has also confirmed that fellow title contender Casey Stoner is “OK” after suffering a near identical highside just moments after Lorenzo.

This is apart and separate from his ongoing problems with an unknown illness which saps his strength and leaves him exhausted and sick.

Stoner has qualified third on the grid behind Lorenzo and the Spaniard's Fiat Yamaha team-mate and world championship leader Valentino Rossi.

Rossi currently leads Lorenzo by just five points, with Stoner nine from the top.

More to follow...

By Lynne Huntting.



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plan4

July 05, 2009 1:12 AM

how on earth do you know that he DOESN'T suffer from one of those illnesses? stoner has been diagnosed with a chronic condition the details of which are at the moment either unknown or undisclosed. you certainly don't know what it is. world champions with massive sponsor commitments who have performed through pain that would lay up most normal people do not look like stoner has looked for going on a month unless there is something seriously wrong.

Your Mum - Unregistered

July 05, 2009 1:16 AM

M.S. Warrior, with all due respect you do not hold the franchise on being exhausted and sick. These symptoms are described as such for a wide range of non permanent conditions in the medical world. I myself have personal experience with the development of M.E. in 2 individuals and I must say they displayed very similar symptoms as we are hearing Casey Stoner has been showing. I believe the huge mental and physical demands of the Ducati at the level he is currently at are possibly part of the problem but I hope I am wrong. Not since the days of the old scary screaming 500's has the depth of commitment been so potentially damaging (when times are tough - ie. successful Ducati riders) :? :?



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