MotoGP driver Pol Espargaro breaks jaw and vertebra in heavy crash | Other sports

The Catalan also has a broken jaw and a broken vertebra, according to an official statement. The 31-year-old driver lost control of his bike and crashed into the boarding of the Portimao circuit.

Espargaro was quickly taken to a hospital. According to doctors, he responded well to initial checkups. “He is conscious and there is no reason to fear permanent injury,” it said in an initial statement.