Listen to the first interview with Valentino Rossi after his operation, following his crash at Mugello (in Italian) HERE
Rossi was interviewed from his hospital bed and thanked the doctors and nursing staff before going on to say:
“I want to thank everyone at Mugello and also all the riders who have wished me well: it’s always a great feeling. The operation went well, Doctor Buzzi has been exceptional and they are treating me like I’m part of the family here. I have had a pin inserted into my leg and tomorrow they will close and stitch the wound, then we will wait and begin a good rehabilitation programme.”
“They were difficult moments because it was a bad crash and a bad injury. I’ve watched the accident again and to see how my ankle looked was not a good feeling. There were a few moments of fear, but now I’m doing well,” he stated.
“Now I can say my morale is reasonably high because I’ve discovered I have a great rapport with morphine! It will take some time, but the important thing is that I’ll return at 100%.”
He also joked that he hoped nobody would win th erace
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