Repsol Honda rider sustained a fracture to the left scaphoid while training in Italy and will be operated on today.

Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team) has broken the major bone in the joint and will undergo surgery today (Monday) after sustaining the break in the bone whilst training in Italy.

The five-time World Champion was admitted to hospital yesterday (Sunday) after experiencing pain in his hand. The Repsol Honda team has confirmed that he has suffered a fracture to the wrist area.

This will mean Lorenzo is to have surgery on the same arm that he injured in his huge Thai GP crash, which severely interrupted the end of his 2018 season. The Spaniard also underwent an operation on his right foot during the off-season in December, and now he faces a race against time to be fit for the first Sepang test, which takes place on 6-8 February.

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In addition, Lorenzo was due to join teammate Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in Madrid on Wednesday 23rd January for their official 2019 team launch, but the 31-year-old is still expected to make an appearance.

Tony Carter

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