Valentino Rossi underwent a second surgical operation on Monday following his leg-breaking accident in the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday.
The Yamaha rider crashed during practice at Mugello, breaking his lower right leg, an injury that will keep him away from racing for months to come. After undergoing surgery on Sunday, Rossi had another operation performed today by Roberto Buzzi, head of Trauma at the CTO Careggi (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) in Florence. Dr. Buzzi said it had all gone according to plan.
"Today Valentino underwent another small operation to close the wound, which is looking good," he said in a statement issued by Yamaha. "We closed it with 15 stitches and our overall medical judgment is positive. We used a short general anesthetic and when he woke up he was in good shape. The healing process of the injury is going well and as expected in Valentino's condition."