Former Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat will return to Spain on Sunday for further assessment and possible surgery following a heavy crash in the final corner at Phillip Island during FP2.

Precautionary X-rays showed no additional damage to the left arm injury sustained by Rabat following a training crash two weeks ago at Almeria, but the possibility of a displaced bone fragment was identified during a further examination on Saturday.

The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider will return to Barcelona and will miss the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, staying in Europe to recuperate fully ahead of the final race of the season in Valencia.

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"The crash yesterday left me with no other option; I need to return home for further treatment as soon as possible, so that I have the maximum amount of time to recover ahead of the final race of the season in Valencia," said Rabat.

"I would like to say thank-you to the medical staff at the circuit here at Phillip Island and also to the MotoGP medical team for the good job that they've done, both with my rehabilitation from the original injury and for quickly identifying the possibility of further damage after my crash yesterday.

"Now my focus is solely on recovery, ready for the race in Valencia and the new adventure in MotoGP that starts the Tuesday after."