The Tech 3 rider had just started his third lap when he fell at the first left hand corner. Crutchlow fell heavily on his left side and was holding his left shoulder while he was still sliding along the tarmac.
Crutchlow was stretchered off and taken to the medical centre where he was found to have fractured his left collarbone and was suffering from concussion.
The injury comes only a week after team-mate Colin Edwards broke his right collarbone during free practice at the Catalunya GP.
Again another victim of a broken collarbone in the MotoGP paddock. This is getting out of control now. The riders have all been complaining about the Bridgestone tires for not getting up to temperature quick enough and lack of feel in most of the tires. We wonder if Cal’s accident was attributed also with the tires.
It is a shame that the MotoGP paddock will again shrink for this weekends British GP. MotoGP organizers please take notice and get to the bottom of all these accidents.
UPDATE: Cal is currently at Oxford Hospital having a CAT scan due to the concussion and an operation on his left collarbone. He’ll be kept there overnight.
We wish Cal a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the grid very soon.
Source | MCN