Cal Crutchlow, aiming to make his MotoGP return in Barcelona this weekend, has suffered an ankle injury after slipping at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday.

It's the third different injury this season for the Englishman, who fractured his left scaphoid bone at the Jerez opener, then was forced to miss both Misano rounds due to complications following extensive arm-pump surgery to his right forearm.

A statement from the LCR Honda team explained that Crutchlow, who had struggled with post-surgery fluid build-up in his right arm, had earlier gone to see Dr. Xavier Mir (who carried out the surgery) for a final check on his right forearm: "The scar appears to be healing and is in much better condition than last week."

But a bizarre accident followed when Crutchlow went for his pre-event Covid test…

"Unfortunately, upon his arrival to Circuit de Catalunya, Crutchlow slipped as he stepped out of the PCR Testing Booth, rupturing his left ankle’s ligaments as confirmed by Dr. Max Ibañez, member of Dr. Mir’s team," read the LCR Honda statement.

"Nevertheless, despite this misfortune, Cal and the team will try their best to regularly start the Catalan GP on Friday."

Crutchlow starts the second-half of his final season with LCR Honda having scored just seven points so far this year.

 

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

  

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

  

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

14

22 November

Portugal

Portimao

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

8

18 October

Japan

Motegi

9

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

10

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

11

15 November

Americas

COTA

12

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

 

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