James Ellison his beginning his road to recovery following surgery to remove a pin from his femur and to have his bone-to-knuckle plated and screwed back together.

The Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki rider suffered an intertrochanteric fracture to his right hip after a violent accident whilst leading the second British Superbike Championship race at Brands Hatch, Ellison running wide on the approach to Dingle Dell, clipping the grass and being flung from ZX-10R.

Admitted to King's College hospital in London, Ellison underwent surgery on Monday to remove an existing pin from his femur, before having the bone-to-knuckle in his femur receive a plate and screw. The 33-year-old is now looking ahead to his recovery process.

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"I am feeling good and hopefully I will be up on crutches tomorrow. I am waiting to see a specialist to find out when I can begin partial weight bearing physiotherapy, but in the meantime we have organised recovery treatment in the Isle of Man for once I leave hospital. I want to say a massive thank you to everybody who has contacted me, I have read every tweet and post as I haven't slept much in the last two days!"

Currently third in the BSB standings, though GBmoto team manager Mark Smith-Halvorsen says there is not firm indication of when Ellison can attempt a return, his chances of clinging onto his Title Showdown position appears unlikely.

"I am pleased to say that James' operation went successfully and he is in good spirits. He has had the pin removed and had his femur and hip plated and screwed back together - whereas previously he was just screwed! He also has a fractured kneecap, but that won't cause any problems. The hole in his knee they originally thought would require a skin graft, but they think that will not be the case now, which is also positive news.

"The last day has been a complete success with the surgery and treatment for James and very soon he can look at the next stage of rehabilitation with hydrotherapy, physio and the hyperbaric chamber. Typically he is very determined to overcome this injury and is eager to carry on the road to a full recovery. Over the coming weeks we will have a better of idea of when we will see him back on track."