Operation to repair broken tibia and fibula is successful according to doctors. And The Doctor himself.
The MotoGP championship was thrown up in the air last night as news broke that Valentino Rossi broke his leg during a VR46 academy, Enduro training session.
Now, after a long wait for Rossi fans, news comes from the hospital that the surgery to repair his displaced fractures has been conducted and was successful.
In a statement released by Yamaha, it’s been confirmed that following a medical examination at the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’, where he was initially diagnosed, the Italian was transported to the ‘Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti’ in Ancona where he received surgery between 2am – 3am.
The surgery, was undertaken by Dr. Raffaele Pascarella, who just happens to be the Director of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Division. We can only imagine the pressure that man was under during his late night call-out.
For those who care about the exact nature of the work carried out on Rossi’s appendage the fractures were fixated using a metal pin – a locked intramedullary nail – without any complications.
After the surgery, Valentino Rossi (or at the very least his press secretary speaking on his behalf) had this to say,
“The surgery went well. This morning, when I woke up, I felt already good. I would like to thank the staff of the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona, and in particular Doctor Pascarella who operated on me. I’m very sorry for the incident. Now I want to be back on my bike as soon as possible. I will do my best to make it happen!”