When Rossi broke his leg, I thought "Sit the season out, or at least\nthree races!" What has he got to prove? He doesn't need to hurry\nit. Why on earth would he get back in there any sooner?\n\nThen I realized that he's a motorcycle racer: where else would he be\nbut on a MotoGP bike? I remember seeing Doohan riding early, falling\noff, and standing up and climbing on with that leg at a horrible\nangle. Wasn't there a Japanese rider who raced the day after breaking\nhis ankle, and fell in the race, and got up and continued?\n\nHas anyone got a favourite memory of a "hero" return under painful\ncircumstances, to share with someone who was in plaster for six weeks\nfor a bust ankle, and who limped for a year??!