Leon Camier will miss the penultimate round of the 2010 World Superbike Championship in an effort to fully recover from the wrist injury he sustained in a crash at the Nurburgring.
The Briton required surgery after breaking the scaphoid bone, caused when he high-sided during free practice around the German circuit.
Despite the three week gap between races, the Aprilia rider says it is not in his long-term interests to rush a comeback, so will watch from the sidelines for this race at least.
“I'm obviously really frustrated not to be racing this weekend, we were on such a positive run of form, but it's definitely the right decision,” Camier, who was in contention for a top five finish in the overall standings before the accident, said.
“So far my recovery is going according to plan and I'm pleased with how things are progressing but both Aprilia and I think that it's best to wait until I'm 100% before I go back out on track. I'm just at the start of my career in World Superbikes and it's not worth the risk of setting back my recovery, or worse, injuring myself further.
“Thanks once again to everyone for their support. I'll be back out there as soon as I can, I promise!”
A decision is yet to be made on whether Camier will return for the 13th and final round at Magny-Cours just a week later.