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Injured Lorenzo forced out of Sepang test

The Spaniard is expected to take a month to recover after fracturing his metacarpal
Jorge Lorenzo's preparations for the 2010 MotoGP season have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed he will be forced to skip the next test in Sepang with an injured hand.

The Spaniard was motocross training near Barcelona when he suffered a fall at a slow corner whilst doing 30km/h. Despite the low speed, Lorenzo fell awkwardly on his right hand and was taken to hospital.

Once there, he was diagnosed with a fracture at the base of the first metacarpal and a displaced thumb. Augusto J. Casanovas made an open reduction and osteosynthesis with a small titanium plate, and Lorenzo will require hand protection for four to six weeks.

Although Lorenzo has now left hospital, the proximity of the next MotoGP test, to be held in Malaysia in two weeks time, means he will be forced to sit on the sidelines.

While he is scheduled to be back on the Fiat Yamaha in time for the Qatar test in March, the limited amount of mileage permitted pre-season is now destined to leave Lorenzo on the back foot compared to team-mate Valentino Rossi and arch-rivals Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa.

Lorenzo finished runner-up to Rossi in the 2009 MotoGP standings.



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waz

February 12, 2010 2:40 PM

To the idiot with caps-lock switched on: you leave me near speechless. Have you ever actually ridden a motorcycle, or crashed one and injured yourself? The usual response of a genuine motorcyclist is to express sympathy and wish the injured party a speedy and full recovery. You are an arrssehole of the highest order. Good luck Lorenzo, wrist injuries can be tricky. They've plated this one early which bodes well for the recovery.

Gee,it appears that Casey Stoner seems to be the cause of much irritation and mental anguish amongst the fanatical supporters of a couple of the other Moto GP ridres... You really should seek help if this young talented rider has got into your heads so bad, and causing you so much angst that you have to try and be-little him on a thread about another riders injury :?



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