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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lorenzo to miss Sepang race through injury



Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has had successful surgery for his left hand injury he suffered on Sunday morning when he crashed at the end of the warm-up session in Phillip Island. However his team announced that he wouldn't be able to race next weekend for the Shell Advance Malaysian GP.

Surgery to repair damage to Jorge Lorenzo's finger in Melbourne this evening has been successful. The surgeon was able to save the nerves and tendons of the injured fourth finger, as a result no functionality will be lost in either the finger or the hand. Unfortunately an extended recovery time will be required so Jorge will not race in Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix. A decision on the Valencia Grand Prix will be made dependent on Jorge's condition after his return to Barcelona. The official medical bulletin will be released tomorrow morning.

Press release courtesy of Yamaha Factory Racing

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