After finishing ninth in his MotoGP debut with the Suzuki Ecstar team at the Losail circuit in Qatar on Sunday night, young Alex Rins has now suffered a slight accident while training with his Suzuki RM-Z motocross machine yesterday.
Although it was not a major accident, however he is suffering with some pain in his right ankle, so he decided to have it checked at the University Hospital Dexeus in Barcelona (Spain). There he underwent further examination where a small fracture in the talus bone of the right ankle was detected.
The doctors who evaluated the young Spaniard, led by Dr. Xavier Mir, Head of the Hand Unit, a top Orthopedic Surgeon, and Coordinator of the MotoGP Traumatology Service, and Eugenio Gimeno, Head of the foot Unit Hospital Quiron-Dexeus, concluded after a CT scan that Rins had a partial fracture of the right talus, without displacement, but with bone edema.
“After consulting with his colleagues in the Department of Traumatology, the medical team has decided to carry out non-surgical treatment with magnetotherapy and physiotherapy, and they will examine the rider next Monday in the same clinic for a check-up before traveling to Argentina,” the team said in a statement. “We will send new updates concerning Alex Rins’ right ankle condition after further tests next Monday.”