Motorcycling: Suzuki rookie Rins suffers ankle fracture

Paginas Amarillas HP Moto2 rider Rins of Spain rides on his way to winning the Australian Grand Prix on Phillip Island

LONDON (Reuters) – Suzuki’s MotoGP rookie Alex Rins has broken his right ankle in an accident while training on a motocross bike, the team said on Friday.

Suzuki said a scan in Barcelona had revealed a partial fracture of the Spaniard’s talus bone.

The medical team decided against surgery and will examine the rider again on Monday before he is due to travel to Argentina for the second race of the season.

Rins was the top MotoGP rookie in last Sunday’s Qatar season-opener, finishing ninth.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin; editing by Mark Heinrich)