Bautista suffers broken femur in crash
19 March 2011 – It has been confirmed that Álvaro Bautista suffered a break to his left thigh bone (femur) during a fall in the closing stages of Friday’s final practice session at the Losail Circuit. The Spaniard fell off his bike at high-speed when entering Turn 15, and has since undergone an operation in the Persian Gulf State.
"Bautista crashed during yesterday’s final practice session and was immediately taken to the hospital after preliminary tests at the track showed that he had fractured his thigh bone," the Rizla Suzuki team confirmed in a statement. "He spent a fairly comfortable – but painful - night in the hospital, before going for surgery this morning to re-align and pin the bone.
"He will be returning to Madrid as soon as his condition is stable enough to allow him to travel and will be immediately visiting renowned surgeon Dr. Angel Villamor to set about the first steps of his recuperation."