Valentino Rossi underwent today a surgery on his leg (updated)

Posted on February 6th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Valentino Rossi has had surgery today to remove the nail was in his knee which was grafted after the injury in the Italian Grand Prix in 2010. The surgery has been held in Rimini (Italy), near his home.

“The operation went well, started this morning at 10 am and ended at 11. Valentino Rossi woke up well,” said Professor Giannicola Lucidi. Now, the Ducati rider is already at home and will have to start rehabilitation in the coming days.

Both riders of the Ducati Corse team has been today at the hospital. Nicky Hayden announced yesterday that operation is taking place today.

Valentino Rossi underwent a small operation this morning at Cattolica’s Cervesi hospital to remove the rod that was inserted in his right tibia following his practice crash at the 2010 Mugello GP. The injury is now completely healed.

The operation went well, and the Ducati Team rider will be ready for the second test in Malaysia, scheduled for February 28 to March 1