Jonathan Rea has admitted he will be on 'a long road to recovery' after it was discovered the injury to his wrist is more serious than originally feared.

The Ulsterman sustained arm and collarbone injuries in a high-speed accident during warm-up for the Misano races, immediately ruling him out of that event and this weekend's Motorland Aragon races.

However, having undergone surgery on the radius bone, Rea took to his Twitter account to suggest his recovery may take longer than he had initially hoped, the Castrol Honda rider stating:

"Disappointing news today. A lot more damage than expected in wrist. Good news is that it's all repaired but will be a long road to recovery."

Following Motorland Aragon, the next WSBK round takes place at Brno July 10th, with a further three weeks between that and his home Silverstone event on July 31st.