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Jorge Lorenzo transferred to hospital after a hard fall in Thailand

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Jorge Lorenzo transferred to hospital after a hard fall in Thailand
In the image, Ducati racer Jorge Lorenzo crashes during the race at the Aragon Grand Prix, in Alcaniz, Spain, 2018. (Image via Reuters)

 

MotoGP racer Jorge Lorenzo was taken to hospital after a heavy crash on Friday during his second training session for the Thai Grand Prix.

 

The Ducati team said on Twitter that Lorenzo had an X-ray taken at the Chang Circuit medical center which showed heavy bruising on his left wrist and right ankle, but he did not have fractures.

 

The three-time MotoGP World Champion, who will join reigning Honda team champion Marc Marquez next year, was then transferred to Buriram hospital for further examination.

 

Lorenzo arrived in Thailand with a foot injury at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain, where he fell off his bike at the start of the circuit.

 

On Friday, the accident, in turn, three caused him to lose control, falling to the ground, leaving his bike shattered. He was taken to the hospital on a stretcher.

 

Andrea Dovizioso of the Italian team was the fastest of the session.

 

Jorge Lorenzo is in fourth position in the MotoGP standings, 116 points behind Marquez, although there are still five races to go.