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Conor Cummins misses Superbike TT with hand injury

'I'm obviously gutted but it's all about giving the hand time. I've noticed the change in just one day and it has helped the swelling to go down and the bruising is a lot less' - Conor Cummins
Tyco Suzuki's Conor Cummins hopes to return to action at the Isle of Man TT races this week after being forced out of Saturday's Superbike race.

Cummins pulled out of the race on safety grounds due to a hand injury he suffered in a crash at the North West 200 last month.

The Manx rider suffered two broken bones in his right hand after he was struck by Gary Johnson in the main superbike race.

“I had to withdraw on safety grounds. At the beginning of the week I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to ride at all,” he said.

“I had an operation a week ago and I've been recovering ever since. I've had a great team of people around me, but I've been trying in practice and it just wasn't safe to ride because I don't think it would last six laps.

“I'm just going to give it a rest and look at things on Monday,” added Cummins, who is chasing his first victory at the TT.

“It's one of those things and it's put a bit of a dampener on the TT. But we've got to look at the bigger picture and everyone comes here to win the Senior TT and it's no different for me.

“I'm obviously gutted but it's all about giving the hand time. I've noticed the change in just one day and it has helped the swelling to go down and the bruising is a lot less.”



Related Pictures

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Tyco Suzuki`s Conor Cummins at Ballaugh Bridge during Isle of Man TT practice
Gary Johnson and Ryan Farquhar during practice for the Lightweight TT
Jamie Hamilton at the North West 200
Dan Kneen on the Padgetts Honda at the North West 200
Keith Amor leads Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar leads Jamie Hamilton and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in the Supertwin class
Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superbike race at the North West 200
John McGuinness at the North West 200 on his Superstock Honda
Lee Johnston on the ECC/Burdens BMW at the North West 200
Conor Cummins on the Honda Racing Fireblade
Conor Cummins on the Honda Racing Fireblade
Ryan Farquhar at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates his Supersport win at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco Suzuki 600
The scene of Sandor Bitter`s crash at the North West 200

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Steve - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 11:02 PM

John McGuinness must be chuckling to himself with all the riders who could possibly challenge him injured, not quite up to speed or in teams that don't cut the mustard against the Honda team. Conor and Hutchy were the only two riders who could have beat him if they were fully fit. Anstey always takes too long to get into a race. Martin cant stay the distance and Donald always has a problem or bad luck. Pit stops are also a key to the McGuinness success.

pcxmac

June 04, 2012 3:49 AM

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