MotoGP: UPDATE – Alex Rins diagnosed with damage to vertebrae after crash, will miss a month

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Earlier today we brought you news that Suzuki MotoGP rider has crashed out on his fifth lap of the second day of testing in Valenica. The Spaniard was taken to hospital after being assessed in the circuit’s medical centre where he complained of pain to the lower back.

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It’s been reported by Bikesportnews.com that Rins has now undergone a CAT scan and some damage to the T8 and T12 vertebrae has been found.

Thankfully, the damage isn’t so severe as to need surgery. Rins has been told that he must rest for a full month before he can train and rider again. That means he will miss the Jerez test that’s scheduled next week.

Tony Carter

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