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Rossi to undergo surgery on shoulder

MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will undergo surgery on his lingering shoulder injury, after the end of the 2010 racing season.

The 31-year-old Italian damaged ligaments in a motocross accident in April, although it was initially claimed he had suffered only bruising and the incident was even labelled by some as a non-story.

Instead, the shoulder has proven even more troublesome to heal than Rossi's broken leg, sustained at round four in Mugello, and he feels he has no choice but to undergo surgery in order to be fully fit for 2011.

"In the end the problem is the shoulder. At the end of the year I'll have it operated on," Rossi told Sky Italia TV.

Exactly when Rossi will have the operation is less clear.

Rossi will naturally try to fit the surgery and rehabilitation into a space in the winter testing schedule, but with no confirmation that he will be allowed by Yamaha to test the Ducati before the end of 2010 Rossi might have more time on his hands than he had hoped for.

Rossi has not won a MotoGP race since round one in Qatar, just before he injured his shoulder.


Tagged as: Ducati , Valentino Rossi

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stars and stripes - Unregistered

September 16, 2010 10:43 AM

i think next year hes gonna go like a scalded cat there have been so many people writing him off (again) and even some of the riders have made some odd remarks, that coupled with Yamaha placing their trust in younger riders that have not delivered yet and the fact hes going to the underdog team leave Rossi once again with it all to prove . personally i think Yamaha will be reeling from defeat at the end of 2011 ...if it doesnt happen then it will definitely happen in 2012 you can say what you like about him being to old or not fast enough but you just dont get that many championships and not be something special Lorenzo et al better watch out!



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