Rossi needs stitches to close cuts


MILAN, Italy -- MotoGP world champion Valentino
Rossi has had stitches in his hand and foot after a domestic
accident but is still scheduled to take part in this week's
official testing in Malaysia.

"The Italian received stitches to his left hand and foot
before flying out to Sepang for the official MotoGP test, a
result of his falling on to a glass table when closing the
curtains at home," a statement said on the MotoGP official
Web site on Tuesday.

"Rossi's left ring finger and the sole of his foot were cut
when the table broke."

The 29-year-old unveiled Yamaha's 2009 bike over the
Internet on Monday before the season-opening Grand Prix in Qatar
on April 12.