Just 20 days into his contract with the Repsol Honda Team, Jorge Lorenzo has taken his first big hit after fracturing his left Scaphoid in a training crash.
The five-time World Champion was training in Italy when the Mallorcan decided to head to the Clínica Peschiera de Garda emergency room where he had tests carried out on his left hand.
Lorenzo was discharged 2 hours later but HRC has announced that it’s a fracture of the left Scaphoid and will have an operation on Monday (21st).
The injury sustained is not linked to the FP2 crash that ruled him out of the first ever Thai Grand Prix just 4 months ago.
Lorenzo will aim to be as fit as he can for the Sepang test in 16 days time where he will get to ride his brand new RC213V at the Sepang International circuit, a track that has seen Honda victorious 13 times.
Further updates to come tomorrow after the operation.
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