The latest update on injured MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has just been issued by his Fiat Yamaha team, at 1430CET:

"After undergoing further medical checks at the Careggi Hospital Emergency Centre and afterwards at the CTO (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) in Florence, it has been decided that Valentino Rossi will undergo an operation this afternoon on his fractured right shinbone. He is going under anaesthetic now and a further update will be sent once the operation has finished.

"Rossi crashed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this morning, suffering a displaced and exposed fracture to the third medium of the right shinbone."

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Just wish Vale a speedy and full recovery...
Unbelievable the hate that people have for Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner, etc... Persons that the ofenders don´t even know except from the TV. This really makes me sick... I understand that some personalities are disliked, but being happy because someone gets injured it is just outrageous. And then we ask "what the hell is going on with the world?".This type of behaviours is the response to me...