Jorge Lorenzo is confident that he will be fit enough to complete today's United States Grand Prix after assessing his fitness in the warm-up.
The Yamaha rider had just taken pole position when he suffered a violent high-side yesterday, leaving him with leg and shoulder injuries.
He declared that he was keen to race if possible, and would make a decision following the warm-up.
Having managed 13 laps and taken fifth place in this morning's session, Lorenzo feels comfortable enough to take take the start later this afternoon.
A Yamaha team statement said that Lorenzo "has some pain in his shoulder but is receiving as much help as possible from the Clinica Mobile and circuit doctors and is confident of being able to take part."
He will start from pole position ahead of his title rivals Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner.