Andrea Dovizioso suffers broken collarbone

Rennie Scaysbrook | June 29, 2020

Andrea Dovizioso has broken his collarbone in a motocross accident. Dovizioso was competing in the Emilia Romagna regional championship in Italy on Sunday, June 28, when he landed heavily on his left shoulder, according to eye witness reports.

Andrea Dovizioso is in a race against time to be fit for the opening round of MotoGP 2020 following his motocross crash.

The three-time MotoGP runner-up was transferred to a hospital in Modena where he underwent surgery to have the injury plated in an effort to be ready for the season-opening Jerez MotoGP on July 19.

In a brief post on Twitter, Ducati reported: “Andrea Dovizioso went under successful surgery to the left collarbone at Policlinico di Modena yesterday evening.

“He will start rehabilitation immediately and take part in the 2020 MotoGP season opener at Jerez on 19 July 2020.”

Dovizioso himself went on to say, “The surgery went well, and I want to thank all the medical team that did the operation so quickly. I don’t feel much pain, and that makes me very optimistic.

“I came home this morning, and during the afternoon, I will plan my rehabilitation. I am confident that in these weeks I will be able to recover and that I will be in full shape in time for the first 2020 GP in Jerez.”

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.