PHILLIP ISLAND, VICTORIA - FEBRUARY 17: Alex Rins of Spain and Team Suzuki ECSTAR rounds the bend during 2017 MotoGP pre-season testing at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on February 17, 2017 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Alex Rins has been cleared to travel to the Termas de Rio Hondo MotoGP race in Argentina this weekend following further medical checks to evaluate his physical condition after his accident while training.

The team Suzuki Ecstar rider had a small accident while training last Thursday with his RM-Z motocross machine. He required further checks at the University Hospital Dexeus and was diagnosed with a partial fracture of the right talus, without displacement, but with bone edema.

He then underwent further medical checks yesterday and could lean on his foot with some discomfort, and despite the mobility of his ankle not being 100%, he can try to race in Argentina.

Rins will continue physiotherapy and will be monitored by doctors at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.

“My first race in Qatar had been a very exciting experience and honestly left with me the feeling that it all went too fast and was too short. I can’t wait to experience again all the emotion of MotoGP,” Alex said. “The Argentinian circuit is one I like. I believe I will really enjoy the acceleration with the GSX-RR and I’m expecting the straight to seem to be a lot shorter compared to last year’s Moto2. I had this injury while training last week. It’s not a bad injury but will require some time to recover. I really hope it won’t bother me too much with the pain, as I’m excited to continue learning in this class with my Suzuki.”