Stoner worried about injured ankle
22 August 2012 – Casey Stoner would rather not think about this weekend’s Czech MotoGP, having injured his ankle at Indianapolis last time out. The reigning Champion flew off his Honda in qualifying and was unable to walk away for the very first time.
“I'm not feeling too optimistic for Brno after a tough weekend at Indy,” he says between the pair of back-to-back races. “The crash in qualifying last week has left me with a serious problem in my ankle and we were fortunate that Indy was a left-hand circuit, so a lot of the weight was off it but we still had changes of direction which hurt a lot.
“At Brno there are many changes in direction and a lot of right hand corners, so there will be a lot of weight on my ankle and it's going to be very difficult. It's a shame, as Brno is a circuit that I usually enjoy due to its fast and flowing nature, so I'll be resting as much as possible this week and wait to see how we feel when we get on track on Friday.”
With seven races remaining in the MotoGP season, the title-defending rider sits third in the championship and 39 points behind current leader Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha.
Stoner's Indianapolis crash can be viewed on GPUpdate TV