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MotoGP Aragon: Valentino Rossi discharges himself from hospital

"Although the local doctor wanted to keep him at the hospital overnight, Valentino discharged himself"
MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has discharged himself from hospital and returned to the Aragon circuit.

Rossi was sent for precautionary scans after a heavy accident early in Sunday's race, during which the Italian suffered 'concussion with a suspected loss of consciousness'.

In a Sunday evening update, Clinica Mobile Medical Director Michele Zasa said: “Valentino is progressing very well. In Alcaniz the CT scan was negative and although the local doctor wanted to keep him at the hospital overnight, Valentino discharged himself.

“Now he's in his motorhome relaxing, and in any case the Clinica Mobile is keeping him under observation for the whole night. From a neurological point of view he has fully recovered and at the moment he's fine so we'll keep on taking care of him overnight and hopefully by tomorrow morning everything is going to be ok.”

Rossi fell after running wide on a downhill section, almost clipping third place Dani Pedrosa before highsiding as he crossed astroturf on the edge of the race track. The incident is sure to raise questions about the use of low grip astroturf, which meant Rossi lost control before reaching the asphalt run-off area.

Pedrosa crashed later in the race and Rossi is now battling both the Honda rider and Aragon winning Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo for second in the world championship.

'The Doctor', winner of the previous Misano round, will have two weeks to fully recover before the Japanese MotoGP.

Tagged as: Yamaha , Valentino Rossi

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September 28, 2014 8:16 PM

Great news, have a quick recovery for the next race in Motegi Oct 12th :) When I watched it happen live, I thought he was just laid on the floor thinking to himself 'mama meeeeaa why did I do that' but obviously it was more serious. Pedrosa seemed to brake really early and catch VR46 by suprise. Anyway no blame just a racing incident. If the track was 100% dry he might of been ok. Why and who chose astroturf as a border for this or any circuit? Seems like a stupid choice to me. Extra tarmac/asphalt or concrete is normal, or gravel as a speed trap but astroturf? what the hell????


September 28, 2014 8:07 PM

Good to hear the CT scan came back negative and that he is recovering well! Hope you get better soon Vale and you can bounce back give us a great performance in Motegi just like in Misano!

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