Rossi’s efforts recovering from a broken leg are incredible, but there also some extreme stories from the past. A week before the 1925 Monza GP Tazio Nuvolari crashed at the circuit and broke both his legs. He returned to Monza for the race with his legs in plaster casts and took part by tying himself to the bike and having his mechanics hold him upright at the start. Nuvolari overtook the whole field and won.
MotoGP: Valentino Rossi qualifying 3rd just 3 weeks after breaking his leg is amazing