Alex Rins continues recovery at home after 16 days in hospital

Alex Rins continues recovery at home after 16 days in hospital

Alex Rins is out of the hospital after 16 days and continues his recovery at home following the injuries he suffered in a crash at the Italian MotoGP.

Alex Rins has been released from the hospital just over two weeks after his devastating crash during the sprint race of the Italian Grand Prix which left him with a broken leg.

The LCR Honda rider lost control at the lightning-quick Turn 8 right-hander at Mugello early in the half-distance race, breaking his right leg and eventually missed the Italian MotoGP race as a result.

Since then, the Spaniard has had to stay in the hospital with a leg brace that helps in the healing process. However, he now appears to be getting to the point where he is allowed to return home to continue his recuperation.

Considering his injury, Rins was also forced to withdraw from the previous couple of races in Germany and the Netherlands, which together with the Italian race made up the first triple-header event of the season. As a result, MotoGP has already begun a five-week summer break that will end with the British GP at Silverstone in early August.

The LCR Honda rider shared pictures of his medical treatments which included two surgeries on social media. It should be noted that he crashed during the sprint race in Mugello and sustained fractures to his right leg’s tibia and fibula. His return to the track has yet to be given a definitive time.

“16 days and 2 surgeries later we are going home!” Rins said. “Those images explain the magnitude of crash and the amazing work of the doctors.

“It’s been hard but I will get back stronger fisically and mentally. Thank you everybody for your messages and for taking care of me!”

It currently appears not likely that Rins will make a comeback for the British leg of the season given that Takaaki Nakagami is expected to be joined by Honda test rider Stefan Bradl who filled in for Rins at Assen last weekend.

Rins is currently 13th in the overall standings despite having essentially not scored in the previous five races due to DNFs in Spain and France as well.

Rins is the only one of Honda’s four full-time riders to have stood on the grand prix podium so far in 2023 thanks to his standout victory at the Circuit of the Americas back in April.

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