Jack Miller will return to MotoGP action at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

After a comeback from injury at Silverstone, the Marc VDS Honda rider withdrew from Misano and then missed Aragon to allow two fractures in his right hand to heal.

"It's always tough to miss a race through injury and I've missed a few recently, but I'm positive all will be good for Motegi this weekend," said Miller, one of this year's eight different race winners. "Missing Aragon was the correct decision because the fracture in my hand wasn't fully healed, so I would only have made things worse by racing there.

"Since Aragon I've been home in Australia working hard to get back to full fitness. Most of the training has been on the bicycle, but I also spent the last three days out on the water with the Jet Ski, which was fun.

"The hand is much improved and I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike this weekend in Motegi."

Miller - who has missed four of the 13 rounds so far, including Austria and Brno where he originally suffered hand and back injuries - is currently 17th in the world championship, three places ahead of rookie team-mate Tito Rabat.

Tech 3's Bradley Smith is also returning from injury in Japan, but Ducati's Andrea Iannone will miss his third race in a row.


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