VERONA, Italy – Jorge Lorenzo underwent surgery Monday for a broken left scaphoid, which he sustained during training over the weekend.
Lorenzo, who joined Repsol Honda during the offseason, fell while training just outside of Verona, Italy. After multiple checks, it was confirmed that the three-time MotoGP champion had sustained a broken scaphoid.
Lorenzo elected to have surgery on the injury and has had a titanium screw inserted via a minimally invasive technique. He will remain in hospital for 24 hours for further observation. Four days of rest will give the injury sufficient time to heal from the operation and physiotherapy can then begin.
Due to the nature of the injury, Lorenzo and the Repsol Honda Team have elected for Lorenzo to miss the Sepang test in early February to focus on his recovery. His aim is to return for the Qatar test on Feb. 23-25.
Lorenzo will be on hand in Madrid, Spain, for the 25th anniversary Repsol Honda Team launch on Jan. 23 alongside reigning MotoGP champion Marc Márquez.