Surgery required for Lorenzo following training incident

Repsol Honda newcomer suffers broken scaphoid in Italy.

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Details have emerged that multi-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will undergo surgery today to repair a left broken scaphoid sustained while training in Italy.

Repsol Honda, who Lorenzo signed with for the 2019 and 2020 seasons after two years at Ducati, confirmed the news via a Twitter announcement, however didn’t disclose any further details on how the injury occurred.

The Spaniard suffered a hairline fracture in the same wrist last year in October after crashing heavily during practice at the Thai grand prix, which later sidelined for him a number of rounds before returning for the season finale at Valencia, and post-season testing with Honda.

It’s not yet clear if the injury will force him out of pre-season testing, scheduled for 6 February at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, followed by a final test at Qatar on 23 February – two weeks before the season-opener at the Losail venue on 10 March.

Reigning world champion and teammate Marc Marquez underwent surgery in the off-season to repair a damaged left shoulder, however is anticipated to completely fit for the upcoming championship.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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