MotoGP news: Suzuki's Alex Rins declared fit for German GP despite fractured wrist

Suzuki's Alex Rins has been given the green light to compete in this weekend's German GP, despite only recently recovering from the injury to his wrist in Barcelona.

After another lap 1 crash with Takaaki Nakagami, Alex Rins left the Barcelona GP with no points and a fractured wrist.

More specifically, the 26-year-old Spaniard was diagnosed with a fracture to the pyramidal (triquetral) bone in his left wrist, plus ankle trauma, which left him facing a race to recover in time for this weekend's German GP.

A check-up on Wednesday was promising enough that MotoGP's doctors allowed Rins to travel to Germany, but Doctor Xavier Mir also insisted that his injuries had certainly "not healed yet".

"Alex Rins came to visit me on Wednesday morning before travelling to Germany to evaluate the shape of his wrist, we carried out some tests and it seems that the fracture is doing fine, but it's not healed yet," said Mir.

"It hasn't moved and is settling down. Alex wants to try to ride, but maybe he will need some painkillers and physiotherapy during these days."

However, following a follow-up examination on Thursday, Rins was cleared to take part in this weekend's race.

"Following advice from the medical experts I have been sticking to a programme of recovery, and I've been trying to gain mobility and reduce the pain," said Rins, who currently sits seventh in the championship standings.

"I hope to arrive in good condition in Germany."

Rins will be delighted to be taking part in the German GP after a woeful run of form. In his last three races, Rins has failed to make the chequered flag through a mixture of bad luck and slight mistakes.

What's more, Rins' Suzuki teammate Joan Mir is level on points with him in the championship after finishing in an impressive fourth in Barcelona despite starting 17th on grid.

It's bound to be another eye-catching battle between the pair in Germany, and Mir believes it's a track that suits the Suzuki bike.

"Sachsenring is a really fun track to ride - it's slow and tight, but it suits our bike quite well," said the Suzuki rider.

"It's always a challenge, but I have had some good results here in the past and I'm hopeful for an enjoyable Sunday,"

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