Alex Rins to miss Thailand MotoGP as he is set to undergo another surgery

Alex Rins to miss Thailand MotoGP as he is set to undergo another surgery

Alex Rins will miss the Thailand MotoGP to have additional surgery in order to fix the leg injury that has sidelined him for the greater part of his 2023 MotoGP season.

Alex Rins’ recuperation from his broken left leg, which he sustained at Mugello in June, has presented him with yet another problem, and he will be absent from the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix.

After suffering an injury in the Italian GP sprint race, the LCR Honda rider spent over four months in rehabilitation. The Spaniard made his comeback to racing during practice at Motegi at the beginning of October.

Although Rins has participated in the last three events, he continues to experience issues with his leg, which means that he will have surgery once more to help with the discomfort.

He was forced to pull out of the Japanese Grand Prix owing to severe leg pain, but he returned fully for the Indonesian Grand Prix, where he placed a solid ninth place. He thereafter had to withdraw from the Australian MotoGP last weekend due to pain in his recovering leg.

Tests in Australia were unable to determine the source of Rins’s most recent bombardment of discomfort, so he traveled to Madrid for more appendage examination. Later, it was discovered that his recovering fibula had a hernia.

“Happy after our doctor’s appointment today,” Rins posted on his social media accounts. “The injury keeps a positive evolution.

“We’ve identified the cause of the pain and we’ll undergo a small surgery to ease it. We won’t be at the Thailand MotoGP but we keep working towards a full recovery.”

In order to try to make a comeback for the remaining three races of the 2023 campaign, further surgery will now be performed to address the issue. However, in light of the quickly approaching Thailand Grand Prix, LCR will not be replacing Rins.

Honda will only have three bikes racing at the Chang International Circuit due to Rins’ absence from Thailand MotoGP. Takaaki Nakagami will represent LCR on the sister RC213V run by the Italian team, while Marc Marquez and Joan Mir will be racing for the factory Repsol Honda squad.

Even though Rins’ lengthy recuperation from an injury has destroyed much of what will become his only campaign with the LCR Honda team, he did give the manufacturer its biggest thrill of the year near the end of the year with an unexpected victory in the Grand Prix of The Americas.

Next season, Rins will join 2021 MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo at Yamaha.

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