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Simon Andrews facing months in recovery
15 July 2011
Simon Andrews is beginning along the road to recovery following the leg break he sustained at Snetterton, an injury that is set to be keep him out of action for months.
The PR Kawasaki rider remains in hospital following the spectacular accident almost two weeks ago, the PR Kawasaki rider having undergone surgery a week ago to repair blood flow and soft tissue damage in the leg.
Another operation to reconstruct the lost bone is still to be conducted, after which Andrews will likely spend months in physiotherapy getting back to full strength. Despite this, his team insist Andrews is in good spirits and is focused on returning to fitness.
In the meantime, PR Racing is in the process of repairing the bike that was all but destroyed in the accident. However, despite the ferocity of the impact, which saw Andrews's bike and the Jentin Honda of Steve Brogan, catapult into the air and over the barriers, PR Racing have been able to salvage much of the ZX-10R.
“It is a testament to the bike's durability that it survived and is still capable of being put back together as we have been able to strip the bike down and repair or replace all the damaged parts,” said team principle.
Though the team will be forced to miss the latest round at Oulton Park, it is the intention to get out for Brands Hatch next month with a new rider.
“Due to the extensive injury and recovery time needed to get Simon back on his feet, we are reviewing our current rider options for the rest of the season. Given how well Simon has integrated into the team and his input in to developing a strong bike, we need to make the right choice.”
"Unfortunately, we have not been able to repair the bike, sign a rider and test in time for Oulton Park. Therefore, we will miss our home circuit, but we will be ready for the next round.”