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MotoGP, Thumb and ankle fractures for Martin: he’ll need surgery

The Ducati Pramac team rider won't be racin in Portimão and will remain under observation at the Faro hospital tonight

MotoGP: Thumb and ankle fractures for Martin: he’ll need surgery

After the first images of Jorge Martin's fall in the FP3 in Portimão, everyone feared that the consequences would be far worse than they really are. The Pramac rider was taken to the nearby hospital in Faro for a check-up. The medical report mentions a fracture of the thumb of his right hand (first metacarpus) and a fracture of his ankle (medial malleolus) for which he’ll need surgery. There’s also a suspected fifth metacarpal fracture of his left hand, which doesn’t require surgery.

Martin will undergo surgery in Spain, but tonight he’ll remain under observation at the Faro hospital as a precaution, since he also violently hit his head in the fall. Jorge obviously won’t be racing in Portimão, and we’ll have to wait for the next few days to find out if we’ll see him riding in Jerez again or if we’ll have to wait for Le Mans.

Translated by Leila Myftija

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