Valentino Rossi Injured In Motocross Training Accident

No broken bones for the nine-time World Champion.

Valentino Rossi motocross injury
Valentino Rossi recovering from motocross training accident earlier today.Photo: Yamaha Racing

In a brief report issued today by the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, Valentino Rossi was involved in a motocross training accident at the Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio (Pesaro Urbino, Italy), on Thursday, May 25. The 38-year-old Italian rider was taken to a local hospital for a medical check-up, where he was diagnosed with mild thoracic and abdominal trauma.

No fractures have been detected in any part of the body and no serious traumatic pathologies were found. A further medical bulletin will be issued on Friday, 26th May, at 12:00 hrs CET.

Friday Update #1:
Having been diagnosed yesterday evening with mild thoracic and abdominal trauma, following a motocross accident, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi is making positive progress with his recovery.

Last night the 38-year-old Italian spent a quiet night at the "Ospedale Infermi" in Rimini and was visited this morning by the doctors. Valentino told that he is experiencing less pain both in the chest and in the abdomen, compared to last night. The pain is the result of slight liver and kidney lesions that have not evolved into further complications.

Rossi will continue to receive pain relief over the next 12 hours and, over the course of the day, he will undergo routine diagnostic tests. If the results are positive, he may be discharged from the hospital within the day.

Friday Update #2:
In the second update from the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, it was reported that Valentino Rossi has returned home from the Ospedale Infermi in Rimini, having successfully completed routine diagnostic tests that were scheduled earlier this afternoon.

With the attending doctors confirming the findings shared in this morning‘s medical bulletin, the nine-time World Champion left the hospital at 5.30pm local time, accompanied by his staff. He will continue the recovery process in his own surroundings.