In Saturday’s practice session with a little over 15 minutes remaining, Valentino Rossi lost the rear and ended up highsiding in a fast section of Mugello. Rossi was holding his right ankle/shin and was clearly in serious pain and was taken to the medical center. A recent update states that Rossi has a compound fracture with his right shinbone. He was flown to Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico in Florence where he had surgery on his leg. The surgery was a success and is expected to be in the hospital for the next 7-10 days and will likely not return to racing for at least six weeks.