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The Spaniard suffered a daunting high-side going by way of Farm Curve throughout FP4 for final weekend’s British Grand Prix and needed to be stretchered off monitor.
Espargaro was taken to the circuit’s medical centre and needed to be helped into the constructing by two members from his Aprilia group, however was later cleared to participate in qualifying shortly after.
The Aprilia rider heroically certified sixth and was handed match to race on Sunday morning, although struggled with traction meant he may not more than ninth within the 20-lap grand prix.
Espargaro confirmed on Sunday that he would go to Barcelona right now for checks on the Dexeus hospital, which have revealed he has suffered a fracture in his proper heel.
He doesn’t require surgical procedure however has been ordered to relaxation for the subsequent week to be able to be match sufficient for subsequent weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.
A short assertion from Aprilia learn: “Following medical checks carried out right now on the Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona, Aleix Espargaro has been recognized with a heel fracture in his proper foot.
“The Spanish rider, the sufferer of a daunting high-side over the past free apply session at Silverstone, then stoically took to the monitor for each qualifying and Sunday’s race.
“The damage doesn’t require surgical remedy, and Aleix has been prescribed seven days of absolute relaxation throughout which he should use crutches so as to not pressure his injured foot.
“The intention is to reach on the subsequent race weekend (19-21 August, Austria) in the most effective bodily situation.”
Regardless of his damage woes, Espargaro solely misplaced one level to championship chief Fabio Quartararo in final Sunday’s race at Silverstone.
Quartararo, who needed to serve an extended lap penalty for a collision at Assen with Espargaro, got here below assault from Espargaro on the ultimate lap of the British GP, and solely simply held on to complete eighth.
In consequence, Quartararo’s championship lead stands at simply 22 because the sequence heads to the Purple Bull Ring on 19-21 August.