Italian Valentino Rossi of Yamaha is car

Italian Valentino Rossi of Yamaha is carried away on a stretcher from the circuit whilst Dr Claudio Costa (L) protects his eyes during the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello track on June 5, 2010. Valentino Rossi fractured his right shin bone in a crash during the free practice, ruling him out of tomorrow’s Italian MotoGP. The 31-year-old nine-time world champion – seven of them at this level, comprising six at MotoGp and one at 500cc – had been fastest in practice despite still suffering the effects of a shoulder injury. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)