Jack Miller breaks his right leg; Will Motegi miss MotoGP

Jack Miller

Jack Miller breaks his right shin

The Australian Jack Miller broke his leg last Friday while training on his observed trial motorcycle at his European base in Andorra.

The Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS MotoGP rider put his right foot down to rescue a front end crash at slow speed. This caused him to twist his right leg, which resulted in a fracture of the upper right tibia.

Because of this, Miller will miss the next MotoGP round at Motegi, Japan, which is scheduled for October 15th.

Jack Miller breaks his right leg;  Will Motegi miss MotoGPJack Miller

After the crash, Miller was taken to the Universitari Dexeus hospital in Barcelona, ​​where he had an operation on Saturday morning. A plate and eight screws were placed to stabilize the fracture of the Honda RC213V rider.

Miller is undergoing physical therapy and hopes to return to the Phillip Island Australian Grand Prix in just over two weeks – a home race for Miller.

Miller’s fall follows Valentino Rossi’s training accident. Nine-time world champion Rossi broke his right tibia and fibula and returned to the Aragon race just three 25 days after his broken leg. The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider finished fifth.

Miller will seek the same kind of recreation to come back and do his home race in Australia. Miller’s best result that season was the sixth place he took in Assen and San Marino. He is currently 13th with 56 points. He has a victory under his leather – the 2016 Dutch GP at Assen.

“Of course, I am both disappointed and frustrated to have to sit out the Japanese Grand Prix due to a training injury, especially since it wasn’t even a fall.” Jack Miller says.

“We were doing trials and I put one foot on the ground when I lost traction from the front tire. That would have been the end of the story nine out of ten times, especially at this slow speed, but this time I must have got my foot hanging on something and ended up breaking my right shin near the knee. The injury was stabilized with the plate and screws and I already have some movement, but it is clear that I will not be fit for Motegi. However, I am determined to get back on my bike at Phillip Island and I will now work towards that with the physiotherapist. “

Michael Bartholemy, Team Principal, says: “Jack was extremely unhappy that he had fractured his tibia in such a seemingly harmless incident; it was just bad luck. The timing is also unfortunate as we will be going overseas for three races on so many weekends, but Jack firmly believes he will only miss the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi next weekend. His goal is to get back on his bike for his home race at Phillip Island and the prognosis is good. He will now be working with a physiotherapist to improve mobility in the event of the injury, and we and his doctors will make a decision immediately after the Japanese Grand Prix as to whether he is fit to ride on Phillip Island. “