Jack Miller, the Marc VDS Honda rider, has broken his leg while training on Friday. He was riding a trials bike near his European base in Andorra.

He was trying to save a slow front-end crash by putting his right foot down, but unfortunately, he ended up fracturing the top of his right tibia. He was taken to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Saturday morning. He then underwent a surgery in which doctors have put one plate and eight screws to stabilise the fracture. This is quite similar to what had happened with Rossi recently.

Speaking about his injury, Miller said, “Obviously I’m both disappointed and frustrated to have to sit out the Japanese Grand Prix through an injury sustained while training, especially as it wasn’t even a crash! We were out trials riding and I put a foot down when I lost traction from the front tyre. Nine times out of ten that would have been the end of the story, especially at such a low-speed, but this time I must have caught my foot on something and ended up fracturing my right tibia close to the knee.”

Miller’s team principal Michael Bartholemy, said, “Jack was extremely unfortunate to end up with a fractured tibia from such a seemingly innocuous incident; it was just bad luck. The timing is also unfortunate, as we’re about to head overseas for three races in as many weekends, but Jack is adamant that he will miss only next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. His aim is to be back on the bike for his home race at Phillip Island and the prognosis is good.”

Miller will go back to Andorra where the physiotherapy for his fractured leg will begin. He is definitely going to miss the next MotoGP race in Motegi and will try to recover at the earliest so that he can race at the Phillip Island in Australia. At present, he is at the 12th position in 2017 MotoGP championship standings. We wish him a fast recovery.