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Andrews has surgery on broken leg

Simon Andrews has the first of at least two surgeries on the leg he broke in his horrific smash at Snetterton.
Simon Andrews has undergone surgery on his leg following his high-speed accident during the second British Superbike Championship race at Snetterton.

Steve Brogan and Andrews crashed on oil spilt by an engine failure on Alex Lowes's MSS Colchester Kawasaki, the former suffering a shoulder injury and the latter receiving a serious leg break.

Admitted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Andrews went under the knife to clean the injured area and to insert an external frame to stabilise the fractures in the lower leg.

According to Andrews's father Stuart on the official British Superbike website, Andrews will now need to undergo reconstructive surgery to replace four inches of missing bone with bone from his hip, followed by plastic surgery to cover it up.

However, he also confirmed that Andrews has feeling in the leg and movement in his toes.

The spectacular accident, which occurred at Riches on lap eight of the second race, would see both bikes - the PR Kawasaki and the Jentin Honda - launched over the barriers.



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TC - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 4:17 PM

Poor bloke, caught out in someone else's problems and suffers a bad injury again. Not the luckiest of riders, but lets hope he recovers properly from what sound like a horrible injury and is back on the grid soon.

tardozzi - Unregistered

July 05, 2011 11:36 AM

feel gutted for the guy,like ratboy,he was riding really well this year,and his roadracing debuts were excellent,good luck to him for a full recovery, from all his irish fans



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