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Jessopp confirmed with leg injury

The Ducati rider is awaiting an operation after injuring his legs in an accident at Mallory Park
Martin Jessopp has been diagnosed with a broken right tibia and fibula following his collision with Dan Linfoot during the opening race at Mallory Park.

The Ridersmotocycles.com Ducati rider came together with Linfoot on the third lap of the race, Jessopp getting caught up in the Yamaha as they came down.

The team has since confirmed that Jessopp has suffered leg injuries and is currently waiting to be operated on at Leicester Royal Infirmary – hopefully on Wednesday – before being transferred to a hospital nearer to his home in Yeovil.

"I have also broken my left foot and it will just be a waiting game for that to mend, so it is all pretty frustrating really," he told the BSB website. "I haven't seen the full footage, but I just had the front collected and that was it.

"I was having a good weekend until then; the Ducati was working really well as Michael [Rutter – team-mate] showed, so I was on for some solid points and looked good to stay inside the top ten overall.

"The first thing I asked the surgeon was when they thought I could get back on the bike, but we will have to wait and see what happens after the operation. I was looking forward to Knockhill, and for the second year in a row I won't be out on the grid – that is obviously disappointing, but now I have to focus on my recovery and go from there."

Jessopp had been classified ninth in the overall standings ahead of Mallory Park and had been in contention for a Showdown position during the early stages of the season.


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Martin Jessopp (Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati), Gary Mason (MSS Colchester Kawasaki), Josh Brookes (HM Plant Honda) and Yukio Kagayama (Worx Crescent Suzuki), Thruxton, 2010 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Michael Rutter and Martin Jessopp
The start of the second round at Thruxton [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Martin Jessopp - Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Jakub Smrz - Milsport Ducati [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Jakub Smrz - Milsport Ducati [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Jakub Smrz - Millsport Ducati
Mallory Park circuit (mallory-park.co.uk)
Martin Jessopp Riders Motorcycles - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Martin Jessopp Riders Motorcycles - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography

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Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

June 29, 2010 11:47 PM

John..They might not be able to operate until the swelling goes down..Or for a number of other reasons.. Think thread should be about wishing Martin a speedy recovery..Not about apportioning blame.. With that in mind get well soon Martin.. Nobody no matter how partizan likes to see anybody get injured..



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