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September 25th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #101
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BSB rider Christian Iddon posted this on social media yesterday

"Only 23 days recovery after breaking his leg and Rossi was back on the grid. Impressive! Brands Indy BSB 2015 I broke my fibula race 1. 3 hours 'recovery' and I was on the grid for race 2. Closely followed by months of rehab and I have the x-ray to prove it."
A good one to add to the game.

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September 25th, 2017, 02:43 PM   #102
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Am I the only one who starting to doubt Rossi's injury?

Doctor expect him to fully fit 40 days after surgery. VR decide to race just after 24 days.
that is nearly 50% faster.


Fully fit is different to being passed fit to race.

Fully fit means a total 100% recuperation (or extremely close to 100%), yet as we have seen time and again, these riders (and many athletes) will compete at less than 100% if needed or if/when they are capable.

IMO here, this is what Rossi did, he felt he was capable, doctors concurred so he competed and he competed successfully.

Whilst some have said that VR had it all to lose here I disagree, to me if VR did not finish then the doctors who passed fit would have been asked questions but as it was VR saved their blushes
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Am I the only one who starting to doubt Rossi's injury?

Doctor expect him to fully fit 40 days after surgery. VR decide to race just after 24 days.
that is nearly 50% faster.

this weekend I expect him a bit struggling just by walking, BUT, his first appearance in the paddock showed the opposite (see this video https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/910838706428350464)
he walked with crutches on the wrong hand, then eventually realized it before going upstairs.

then after the race, his later race pace was down to M1's eating the rear tyre faster than anybody, not his broken leg (https://twitter.com/matoxley/status/911999551351017475)
and no sign of pain at all after the race, is that even possible?
The injury is not fake! I mentioned after the surgery that it must have not been extremely severe given the surgeon said it took one hour to complete. Im not a doctor, but just from general experiences having surgeries (and seeing them almost daily for about a year) it seemed a very short time indicating the injury was not as severe as we might imagine, in our defense, the media made it seem like Rossi's leg was amputated. Of course, this is all relative. I wouldn't take the track with a hang nail.

I mentioned this in one of the threads, but the two commentators in the preshow pre-event press conference were like most media figures, falling over themselves to dueling over superlatives to describe this heroic extraordinary comeback like it was Jesus' return from crucifixion. Funny thing is they interviewed Massimo Meregali who contrasted his description of injury in far more constrained terms saying the injury was of a characteristic that could be managed. This of course didnít deter the two commentators who basically ignored Massimo's more realistic evaluation and just kept feeding the viewers with superlative after superlative.

To Rossi's credit, his description on the injury was similar to Massimo. So no, the injury is real. It's just one that didn't hamper his ability to ride as much as we might think, as per their own description.

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The injury is not fake! I mentioned after the surgery that it must have not been extremely severe given the surgeon said it took one hour to complete. Im not a doctor, but just from general experiences having surgeries (and seeing them almost daily for about a year) it seemed a very short time indicating the injury was not as severe as we might imagine. Of course, this is all relative. I wouldn't take the track with a hang nail.

I mentioned this in one of the threads, but the two commentators in the preshow pre-event press conference were like most media figures, falling over themselves to dueling over superlatives to describe this heroic extraordinary comeback like it was Jesus' return from crucifixion. Funny thing is they interviewed Massimo Meregali who contrasted his description of injury in far more constrained terms saying the injury was of a characteristic that could be managed. This of course didnít deter the two commentators who basically ignored Massimo's more realistic evaluation and just kept feeding the viewers with superlative after superlative.

To Rossi's credit, his description on the injury was similar to Massimo. So no, the injury is real. It's just one that didn't hamper his ability to ride as much as we might think, as per their own description.

If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.
Yes, Rossi said his finish was more down to the M1's late race drop off than his leg.
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Would be great if it became a habit.....
Perhaps the M1 needs a development rider....
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