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Mill misses Misano MotoGP with ankle injury after crash at Austrian GP

The 2020 MotoGP World Champion fell off his GSX-RR bike on the opening lap as the field descended to turn 4 and the Spaniard ran a little before the rear wheel came around before turning the He spat into the air and landed hard on the gravel trap.

X-rays on the track revealed a small fracture in the talus of his right ankle, and further tests by Dr Juan Garcias in Mallorca found ligaments and bones damage.

Mill was ordered to rest for two weeks, ruled him out of the Misano race and made him available for the Aragon Grand Prix.

The Suzuki team statement said he will “take another round of scans after a 15-day break to assess the injury, determine treatment options and, if eligible, attempt to ride at Motorland”.

No replacement has been announced, and Suzuki said it “will evaluate Misano’s best solution with promoter Dorna Sports” in the coming days.

Mir finished 12th in his final season before Suzuki quit MotoGP and has yet to make a podium this year.

Saying he was “confident that I can come back in Aragon”, Mill said: “I would like to thank Dainese and the AGV for protecting me from more serious injuries after Sunday’s serious crash. Injury.

” It’s been a tough season, but I’m sure we’ll come back stronger and bring more great moments to my team and all those who support me. ”

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Photo by Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Suzuki team manager Livio Suppo said: “I’m so sorry for Joan. Questions keep cropping up during this difficult season.

“Anyway, we should be optimistic. The crash was really big and the injury at the end was serious, but it could have been worse, so let’s be optimistic and see how he’s going to be next 15 days to recover and hopefully be ready for Aragon.”

Mill is expected to join the factory Honda team next year alongside Marc Marquez, stating in advance of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend “We really very close” to a deal.

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