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Crutchlow diagnosed with sprained ankle

"Crutchlow to undergo another examination this afternoon before deciding on further participation [in] the GP."
Cal Crutchlow has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle following his heavy Saturday morning fall at Silverstone, but is to undergo further medical checks before continuing in his home British MotoGP.

The Yamaha Tech 3 rider, who missed last year's race when he broke his collarbone in qualifying, was initially feared to have broken his ankle in the out-lap fall.

After medical checks a message on the official MotoGP Twitter account declared: "It is confirmed that Cal Crutchlow suffered a sprained left ankle".

That seemed to clear the way for Crutchlow to return for qualifying, but a later (midday) posting announced: "Crutchlow to undergo another examination this afternoon before deciding on further participation [in] the GP."

As well as hurting his ankle, the Englishman received an all-round battering when he lowsided through the fast left-hander onto the Hangar Straight in the cold and windy conditions.

Crutchlow was already recovering from upper body injuries in a fast post-race testing fall at Catalunya.

Rookie Stefan Bradl (Honda LCR), who was also sent to the medical centre this morning, sustained a wounded left ring finger.



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Pall Mall - Unregistered

June 16, 2012 1:37 PM

The stupid comments seem to be from people who have no idea what they are talking about. Very true though Ian it is difficult to perform on a bike with a dodgy ankle. But never say never! lets hope he does make it back on the bike for the race. And yep if the rain keeps up then more casualties for sure. Its a demanding track to ride!.lets just hope no serious injuries to any of them today or tomorrow.xxx

Ian S - Unregistered

June 16, 2012 1:29 PM

Stupid comments are what this site is best known for! Sorry that he's probably out of the race. The conditions have caught plenty out already and I'm sure will catch out plenty more before the weekend is done. To suggest that he's going to crash and burn in his career after this one mistake is just bloody ludicrous. I can't imagine him racing with a bad ankle, knowing myself how hard it is to change gear when your foot just doesn't want to move.



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