Crutchlow crashed in the morning warm-up at Jerez at the fast Turn 8 left-hander when he lost the front of his Honda.
Taking a heavy knock as he slid through the gravel, Crutchlow was taken to hospital in Jerez for checks and was declared unfit to ride in Sunday’s race having suffered a mild concussion.
Crutchlow was set for further checks at the Jerez circuit on Monday to assess his condition ahead of next weekend’s Andalusian Grand Prix at the same venue.
However, it has now emerged that he has suffered a fracture to his right scaphoid and will be flown to Barcelona instead for surgery on Tuesday and hopes to be able to race next weekend.
“Unfortunately this morning in the last lap of the warm-up I crashed going into Turn 8,” Crutchlow said. “It seemed that when I braked on the kerb, the front of the bike slid and I was unable to save the crash.
“What was going to be a normal crash escalated when I went into the deep gravel trap and started tumbling, hitting my head quite a few times, particularly my face.
“I was a bit dazed after the crash, and a bit sore in my whole body, especially my hands.
“After further assessment at the medical centre I was sent for the CT scan on my head and neck and it all came back fine.
“With the facial bruising I had, however, Dr. Angel Charte