Multiple MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi has received a minor setback to his preparations for the 2009 campaign after injuring his hand and foot in a bizarre accident at home, when he reportedly slipped while closing the curtains and fell onto a glass table.

The accident occurred at the Italian home of the Fiat Yamaha star - who is bidding to add a seventh crown to his CV in the premier class this year by successfully defending his 2008 title glory - when he tripped and the table onto which he stumbled broke, cutting the ring finger of his left hand and the sole of his left foot.

The Urbino-born ace went immediately to hospital where he received stitches to each injury, which are thankfully not understood to be serious.

Rossi is still due to fly out to Malaysia today (Tuesday) as originally planned, but it is unclear as to how the injuries will affect his riding during the first major test ahead of the new season, which begins on Thursday in Sepang.



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