James Ellison says he has suffered a displaced pelvis after being taken down by Alastair Seeley in the final British Superbike race of the weekend at Snetterton, although it hasn't affected his recently healed broken leg.
Ellison was in contention for his first podium finish since returning to BSB competition from injury, but was harpooned by Seeley's Relentless Suzuki when the Ulsterman lost the front-end of the bike whilst attempting to pass at Sear.
A frustrating end to the weekend for Ellison, who was otherwise competitive on the Swan Honda, while he was relieved to avoid serious injury, he was frustrated with the circumstances of the accident.
“In the second race I was happy leading; I knew I didn't have the pace to break the HM Plant Honda boys but I felt that I could challenge them for sure and I felt like I could win that race,” he said. “I knew Alastair was behind me and he was never going to get passed me so it was harsh move and to be taken down by someone else's mistake is always gutting.
“It hasn't affected my leg but my back is really aching and I have displaced my pelvis so now I have to get back to the physio so I am prepared for Brands Hatch.”
Seeley, meanwhile, insists he would have made it past Ellison had he not 'grabbed a little too much' of the front brake.
“Ellison looked like he was dropping off the pace after Rutter passed him. I just grabbed a little too much front brake and lost the front, or I'd have been through. My bike just tagged the back of him and he went down but that's racing – it wasn't intentional and thankfully he's not injured.”