Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone discovers another arm injury

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone has discovered a further arm injury following his recent testing crash, but is committed to racing in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone discovers another arm injury

Iannone crashed at the Italian track during a test on the eve of the recent Le Mans race and was immediately diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder.

Despite this, he finished fifth in the French GP that weekend following a huge battle with Marc Marquez.

He has now revealed that further checks undercovered a fracture to the tip of the humerus in his left arm.

"On Sunday I will race at Mugello but it's going to be difficult for me to be 100 per cent fit," said Iannone.

"A couple of days ago I stopped taking painkillers and yesterday I did an MRI scan.

"Unfortunately they found a hairline fracture at the tip of my funny bone, and to be sincere that was a bit of a nasty surprise.

"The swelling still causes me a lot of pain and I am continuing to do laser therapy in an attempt to get it to go down as soon as possible.

"In any case, I'll have to grit my teeth like I did at Le Mans, because it's far too important for me and for Ducati to have a good race in front of the Mugello fans."

Ducati will expand to a three-bike line-up for its home grand prix, with test rider Michele Pirro making his first racing appearance of the year alongside Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso.

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