Maverick Vinales has suffered an injury during a motocross training session and will stay in hospital overnight as a precaution.

With the start of the 2020 MotoGP world championship delayed by the series of postponed rounds following the coronavirus outbreak, the majority of premier class riders have been keeping fit and busy training on motocross bikes.

Vinales, who spent part of his pre-season preparations training in Qatar’s Aspire facilities, has returned to his native Spain during the delays to the start of the 2020 season and has frequently posted images of him motocross training.

But it appears the 25-year-old has suffered an accident while motocross training, with his Monster Energy Yamaha team reporting he sustained an injury and is in hospital following a medical check-up but has not suffered any bone fractures.

“Vinales sustained an injury during an MX training session today,” Monster Yamaha’s team twitter account said. “He underwent a medical check-up and he’s OK, no fractures. He will remain in hospital overnight as a precaution.

“We look forward to seeing him back in the saddle soon.”

Given the unique situation facing the 2020 MotoGP season, Vinales should have plenty of time to return to full fitness before the season eventually starts, with his home round at Jerez on May 3 currently set to host the opening round for the premier class.

Following last weekend’s 2020 opener for Moto2 and Moto3 in Qatar, which saw the Qatar MotoGP class cancelled due to travel restrictions on people who had been in Italy over the previous 14 days, MotoGP faces a two-month delay to the resumption of the full campaign.

The Thailand, United States and Argentina rounds have all been postponed until later in the year following travel bans amid the coronavirus outbreak.