Petrucci undergoes surgery after motocross training crash

Friday, 12 April 2024 07:18 GMT

The Italian always remained conscious following his spill but will have surgery after suffering fractures to his jaw and right collarbone

Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) was preparing for the 2024 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship’s next round when he suffered a crash while completing some motocross training. ‘Petrux’ was conscious at all times following the crash in Cingoli, Italy, but will require surgery after suffering fractures to his jaw and right collarbone.

In a post on social media on Thursday evening, the team said: “Following a crash during a motocross training session, Danilo Petrucci suffered a fracture of his right collarbone and jaw. The Barni Spark Racing Team rider has always remained conscious, and he will undergo surgery. Danilo was in Cingoli for a day of preparation for the next round of WorldSBK.”

Petrucci took to Instagram on Friday morning, saying: “Yesterday during a motocross training at the Cingoli track, I lost control of the motorbike before a jump and therefore instead of braking the motorbike accelerated... I jumped a lot and crashed to the ground. It was one of the scariest falls of my life. I broke some teeth, my jaw in two parts, my collarbone and my shoulder blade as well as various skin lacerations. Thank you for all the messages, I hope to smile again soon.”

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