Updated: Nicky Hayden Breaks Collarbone

Updated: Nicky Hayden Breaks Collarbone

© 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.


Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Nicky Hayden’s website, www.nickyhayden.com, is reporting that the young American MotoGP star broke his collarbone Saturday while riding a CRF450 Honda dirtbike in Italy.

According to the site, Hayden’s collarbone was plated by Dr. Claudio Costa Saturday afternoon, and it is uncertain whether or not Hayden will race at Estoril, Portugal next weekend.

More information is available on Hayden’s website.

More, from a press release issued by Honda Racing Press Information:


Repsol Honda Team star, Nicky Hayden broke his right collarbone in a training accident in Italy yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

The 23-year-old American fell from a Honda CRF450 whilst training in Pavia, near Milan in northern Italy. He is under the care of MotoGP doctor, Dr Claudio Costa, and has had a plate inserted by the specialist in a short operation yesterday afternoon.

A decision as the whether Hayden will take part in the next GP in Estoril, Portugal, scheduled next weekend (Sept 3rd- 5th) will be taken after his condition has been accessed by his medical team and the Repsol Honda Team in due course.

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