Alex Rins heads for surgery after bicycle accident, out of Catalunya MotoGP
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Having fallen in the last four MotoGP races, Alex Rins’ misfortune continues in the form of a cycling accident that has ruled the Suzuki star out of this weekend’s home Catalunya Grand Prix.A team statement explained that Rins suffered ‘an unfortunate accident while training this morning with his bicycle on track’ in Barcelona, resulting in a fractured wrist for which he will need surgery.’The Spaniard fell during a training lap and as a result he suffered damage to his right arm, with a large contused area and a lot of pain,’ continued the Suzuki statement.’He was quickly taken to Barcelona’s Universitari Dexeus Hospital for further examination and medical checks revealed a fracture in the radius bone.’The fracture was immobilised and tomorrow morning he will undergo surgery to fix it.’Suzuki says it has not yet decided if Rins will now be replaced, almost certainly by test rider Sylvain Guintoli, this weekend. Guintoli is due to be present in Barcelona anyway to work for BT Sport, but it is not yet clear if he has brought racing gear with him.Rins, who finished sixth and fourth in the Qatar seaosn-openers, is currently 13th in the world championship and 82 points from Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo.Related ArticlesaccImages.createImage(); Maverick Vinales splits from crew chief Garcia, Galbusera returnsaccImages.createImage(); Johann Zarco, Jorge Martin stay at Pramac Ducati for 2022Team-mate and reigning world champion Joan Mir is fifth in the standings after taking his second podium of the season last Sunday at Mugello, where Rins fell while trying to join the late rostrum fight.
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