UPDATE: Alex Rins has undergone an initial surgery to stabilise his broken wrist, ahead of his transfer back to Spain.

After confirming a displaced fracture to the left wrist, Dr. Austin Hill, Orthopedic Traumatologist at the University Medical Center in Brackenridge, took the Suzuki rider to the operating room and "set his broken wrist and temporarily fixed it with pins.

"After that he will be able to be flown back home to Spain, and once the swelling is decreased he will be able to undergo his definitive surgery.

"Everything went very well, he is comfortable and he will likely leave the hospital today".

Unlucky MotoGP rookie Alex Rins suffered a broken wrist in Saturday morning practice at Circuit of the Americas.

The young Spaniard, already recovering from an ankle fracture, was one of eight riders to fall in the cool temperatures.

But while the others - including double fallers Marc Marquez and Aleix Espargaro - were able to walk away uninjured, Rins has been ruled out of this weekend's event and possibly the following Jerez round.

Rins was transferred to the medical center where X-rays indicated a "radius and ulnar dislocated fracture of the left wrist".

Rins is now being transported to the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin for further medical checks, where the fracture will be stabilized in order to allow him to fly back to Spain and undergo further medical treatments, 'probably surgery'.

The former Moto3 and Moto2 star was on his first lap of the day when he suffered a high-side at Turn 19. Team-mate Andrea Iannone fell at the same corner later in the session.

Rins has now been injured three times since becoming a MotoGP rider in November; a test fall at Valencia (back) being followed by a motocross training accident (ankle) and now the wrist.

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