Loris Capirossi could be forced to miss the Portuguese Grand Prix as he continues to suffer with the injury he sustained in an accident during the Australian round.

The Rizla Suzuki rider was forced to skip the Phillip Island event after an accident caused him to injure the Adductor muscle in his left thigh.

However, according to GPOne further tests have since revealed further injuries, including 'a double fracture in the right cuboid bone and a micro fracture in the fourth metatarsal.

It means Capirossi faces a race against time to be fit enough for the penultimate round of the season at Estoril or he will be forced to miss his third race in five through injury having also skipped the Aragon event.

The news will come as the latest blow in what has been a dismal season for the seasoned veteran, the 37-year-old currently last of the full-time riders in the overall standings with two rounds remaining.

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