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MotoGP, Valentino Rossi leaves hospital

The champion's words: "I will start rehabilitation as soon as possible and we'll see how my body responds, before making any decisions"

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi leaves hospital

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Valentino Rossi has left the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona this morning, having undergone surgery for his fractured tibia and fibula on Thursday night.

Yesterday doctor Pascarella, who carried out the surgery, estimated 2-3 days recovery time in hospital but it seems that in the end this was not necessary. Having come out of hospital, Valentino will now start the long recovery period, including rehabilitation, estimated to take between 30 and 40 days. But riders never cease to amaze us when it comes to their recovery.

Yamaha confirmed the news with a release, stating that Valentino left the hospital at 10am to return home Tavullia accompanied by his staff.

Rossi states: “I spent a good night, I slept, and this morning I felt good. The doctors visited me and they gave me the OK to go home, where I'll be able to rest even better. I will begin the rehabilitation as soon as possible and we‘ll see how my body reacts before making any decisions. I have to say "thanks" once again to all the staff of the ’Ospedali Riuniti‘ in Ancona, but also Urbino's First Aid and the 118 Service, as well as all the friends that came to visit me. As I said yesterday, I will do everything I can to get back as soon as possible."

Translated by Heather Watson

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