Lorenzo set for tests on hand after hospital visit

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Lorenzo set for tests on hand after hospital visit
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Jan 20, 2019, 11:12 AM

New Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo went to hospital in Verona on Saturday afternoon with severe hand pain, and is set for further tests to discount any possible injury.

According to local newspaper Il Corriere del Venetto, Lorenzo showed up in the emergency room of the Clínica Peschiera de Garda due to the pain he was suffering in one hand.

The Spaniard was discharged two hours later, but is set for further tests on Monday to fully establish the severity of the problem.

Regardless, the injury does not appear to be linked to the heavy crash Lorenzo suffered last year in Thailand that caused him to miss four races.

Lorenzo is due to make his first public appearance as a Honda rider on Wednesday at the Repsol Honda team launch in Madrid alongside new teammate Marc Marquez.

Shortly afterwards, he will travel to Malaysia for the opening pre-season test of 2019, assuming doctors give him the all-clear on Monday.

Marquez is also in the process of recovering from his shoulder operation he underwent in early December ahead of the Sepang test.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nasser Al-Attiyah
Teams Toyota Racing
Author Oriol Puigdemont