Title-chasing Spanish MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro fractured his right heel in a crash at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, his Aprilia team confirmed on Monday.
Espargaro, second in the world championship behind Fabio Quartararo, competed in Sunday’s race despite a heavy fall during the final practice the day before.
“As the injury does not require surgical treatment, Aleix has been prescribed seven days of total rest during which he will have to use crutches,” the team revealed after medical tests in Barcelona.
The 33-year-old finished ninth in Sunday’s race, won by Italian Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati, and remains second in the championship 22 points behind French Yamaha rider Quartararo.
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