Aleix Espargaro Injures Knee In Training Incident

Aleix Espargaro has injured his knee during a training crash earlier this month. According to the Spanish publication Motocuatro, The Spaniard was participating in an informal dirt track race with his Suzuki teammate Maverick Viñales and a group of friends on 6th December, and crashed. The crash resulted in the elder of the Espargaro brothers partially tearing the cruciate ligaments in his left knee.

It was feared that Espargaro would have to undergo surgery to correct the injury, but examination by his doctors determined that this would not be necessary. The factory Suzuki rider faces a four-week layoff, to allow the injury to recover, before he can start training again. That will allow him to resume preparations some time around 6th January, meaning he should be in good shape once testing resumes in February. Aleix Espargaro is due to ride the Suzuki GSX-RR again at the first test in Sepang on 4th February.

Espargaro posted the following short video on his Instagram account, which shows the Spaniard wearing a knee brace, his knee clearly immobilized.

 

A video posted by Aleix Espargaro (@aleixespargaro) on

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Keep these guys in velvet-lined boxes. 18 times a year, take 'em out, use 'em, then wash 'em and put 'em away again.

I hate when people do that. Why did he hit the bike? I understand that he was mad to the bike for some reason and I have no problem with that if he is the only one who is driving that bike, but it is selfish to me when you share the bike with someone else and do that. He could also damage the bike as well. I know that the hit wasn't big enough but still...
OK, there I've said what was on my mind :)