Rabat diagnosed with double fracture in left foot after German Grand Prix
After a spectacular crash on Saturday morning, Moto2 rider Tito Rabat competed in Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Sachsenring with great pain, but still making up nine positions and taking two points for the championship standings.
This morning the Spaniard visited the Institut Dexeus de Barcelona, where doctors Xavier Mir and Angel Charte diagnosed him with a “medial fracture of the talus and calcaneus, involving the subtalar joint”. The Tuenti HP 40 had been examinded by the team of the circuit clinic at the Sachsenring on Saturday, but no fracture was found and only a torn ligament was diagnosed.
Tito Rabat eventually took part in qualifying and the race under great pain and with limited mobility in his left foot, which still didn’t keep him from finishing the race in 14th position.
After today’s diagnosis Rabat will have to wear a plaster splint for ten days and rest completely, to recover in time for the next race on August 18th in Indianapolis.
TITO RABAT“In Germany they told me I only had a torn ligament, but it hurt like hell and it was really hard to finish the race. This morning I visited Doctor Mir and Charte and they diagnosed a double fracture which I will need ten days to recover from. Luckily it’s the first day of the summer break and we don’t have another race in over a month, so I will be patient, recover and work to return fully fit in Indianapolis, where I took my first Moto2 podium.”
Source: Pons Racing