Vale is at the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico in Florence following his horrific highside and awkward landing during practice yesterday, which is likely to see him out of the championship for at least four months.
The official MotoGP website reports:
“Valentino is recovering well following yesterday’s operation and his morale seems to be high in the circumstances. Tomorrow we will wash and stitch the wound. He has been moved to a more normal room in the hospital and the only requests he has made are for peace and quiet, privacy and a television on which to watch today’s race!”