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MotoGP star Franco Morbidelli undergoes knee surgery

The Italian was the first to injured his knee in a training incident last month. It first became known to the world when he was practicing changing bicycles in Barcelona.

Morbidelli admitted on a German weekend that he was evaluating surgery Damage to his meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament on Tuesday During another training case.

The injury turned out to be serious enough to justify him sitting in Assen in the ninth round of the 2021 season this weekend. SRT confirmed that Morbidelli will have surgery on his left knee on Friday.

“Franco has decided to undergo surgery tomorrow, Friday, June 25, following the results of a previous injury that recurred on Tuesday during a training session, and in light of the results highlighted by recent tests. I did a simple statement SRT reading.

“Professor Maurilio Marcacci and his team will intervene to resolve problems with Franco’s left knee meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament. Further updates on recovery time will continue.”

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This weekend’s Dutch TT is Morbidelli’s first race since the 2018 German Grand Prix, where he broke his wrist in a crash in Assen and was excluded from the event.

Morbidelli’s location at SRT this weekend Taken by Yamaha World Superbike Rider Garrett Gerlov.

The Americans are set to make their MotoGP race debut this weekend, but have replaced the factory Yamaha team Valentino Rossi in last season’s Friday practice in Valentino, making their second appearance in the premier class.

Gerlov got stuck when Rossi, who missed two races at COVID-19 after a Friday run, successfully passed the COVID test.

The Americans are the first riders from his country to start MotoGP racing since the late Nicky Hayden in Australia in 2016, and Ben Spies won the latest Grand Prix for Americans in 2011. Make his race debut on the same circuit as.

Talking about his Assen weekend, Gerloff admitted on Thursday that sharing the garage with nine-time Grand Prix World Champion Rossi was “strange.”..

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