Jonathan Rea says he will seek consultation before making a decision on whether to race in the final World Superbike event at Magny-Cours after injuring himself at Imola.
The Ten Kate Honda rider decided to sit out the two races in Italy after fracturing his collarbone and scaphoid in an accident during Superpole.
The Northern Irishman, who was due to start 14th, had made it out on track for warm-up, but a further fall didn't aid his cause. As such Rea chose to play it safe and sit out the races.
With the 13th and final round of the season looming in less than a week's time, Rea is uncertain over whether he will see out the year, but will wait on a full prognosis before coming to a decision.
“We had to make the decision after warm-up to sit out the two races because my injuries from yesterday were just too painful on the bike,” he said. “I tried in warm-up but I didn't have sufficient strength or control in my left wrist for left-handed corners. It's very frustrating for me and the whole team – it's been a tough weekend and I know I've had a lot of support behind me from the guys here and all my fans.
“I'm really sorry that we couldn't make the race but I have to look after my body and I'm going to get some medical opinions. Until we've got them in we won't be able to give a proper prognosis but I'd like to thank the team, our sponsors and all my fans for their support.”
Rea, who will race with Ten Kate Honda again in 2011, is now under threat for third position in the overall standings from double Imola winner Carlos Checa.