15 Nov 2010

Rossi has surgery

10:35 am on 15 November 2010

The former MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has undergone successful shoulder surgery and should be fully fit for next season.

The Italian, who rode his new Ducati bike for the first time last week at the end of season tests after switching from Yamaha, injured his shoulder in April in a motocross accident but raced on despite strong pain.

Rossi, who lost his title to Jorge Lorenzo this season, also broke his leg in June but was back racing after just six weeks.