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Rossi injured in motocross crash

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Friday 26th May, 2017 - 10:00am

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Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has been hospitalised after a motocross training accident in Italy.

The Movistar Yamaha rider has been diagnosed with mild thoracic and abdominal trauma after the crash.

However, a team statement confirmed that Rossi has not suffered any fractures and that “no serious traumatic pathologies were found.”

The 38-year-old was riding at the Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio (near San Marino) when the accident occurred, and was taken to a nearby hospital for examinations.

Rossi’s injuries come ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, from June 2-4.

At this stage, there is no official word on the Italian’s fitness to participate in the Mugello round, but the next update from the team is due this evening (AEST).

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