Hayden breaks thumb in training crash
23 September 2015 – Aspar rider Nicky Hayden is confident of competing at this weekend's MotoGP race at Motorland Aragón, despite breaking his thumb during a training ride.
Hayden, the 2006 World Champion, will assess his situation during Friday's practice sessions before deciding whether to race at the Spanish venue.
"It's certainly not an easy track and I haven't made it any easier this year because I had a little accident training on minimotos in Italy and broke my thumb," explained Hayden.
"I have seen the doctors and had the scans and I am optimistic I'll still be able to race but we will have to see on Friday how I feel.
"Unfortunately it's the right thumb, which is always a little bit worse, but I have been doing a lot of therapy in the last days and I definitely feel a bit better. We weren't having an easy season as it is and this won't make it easier."
Hayden currently occupies 19th place in the championship, having amassed 12 points in 2015.