Rossi passed fit for Mugello

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has passed medical checks and has been declared fit and ready to ride as the 2017 MotoGP circus stops off in Mugello, Italy, this weekend. 

The veteran suffered a heavy crash while training at motocross on Sunday, injuring his chest and torso. Rossi spent a night in hospital but was discharged the next day. 

The Yamaha MotoGP team released a statement confirming the good news after Thursday's medical check up at the track.

"VR46 fans from all over the world can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that FIM Medical Director, Dr. Giancarlo Di Filippo, the Chief Medical Officer of the Mugello Circuit, Dr. Remo Barbagli and the MotoGP Medical Director, Dr. Angel Charte have found Rossi to be in a suitable condition to take part in his home Grand Prix, starting with tomorrow‘s free practice sessions," it read. 

The nine-time champion is currently third in the riders' standings, 23 points behind leader and Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales.