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Vermeulen sidelined by elbow injury

Chris Vermeulen skips race two at Brno after hurting his elbow again in an accident during FP1.
Chris Vermeulen was forced to sit out the second World Superbike race of the weekend at Brno after his troublesome elbow injury flared up once more.

The Australian, who has been battling knee injury woes for more than a year now, first injured the elbow in an accident at Monza in May, but a fall during first free practice at Brno would cause it to swell up again.

Though Vermeulen soldiered on for much of the weekend and finished the first race in 18th, he chose not to risk it for the second race.

"I have been struggling all weekend since the crash on Friday morning," the Kawasaki rider said. "My elbow had really swollen up and my back was sore after race one so together with the team we took the decision not to take any more risks and not ride in race two."


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Brno , Chris Vermeulen

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signups46 - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 11:28 AM

Before I start, I AM a Vermeulen fan from way back, but.....When is he or the team going to realise his career at this level is over... He seems to be non stop injured and unable to get anywhere near the sharp end. He should go to a domestic series if he still feels he needs to race and vacate that factory seat to a young up and comer.

Don-R

July 12, 2011 11:39 AM

I keep hoping with every meeting that CV will start to make an impression again. It would be really great to see another Kawasaki mixing things up in the top 10. At this point though you have to wonder how patient Kawasaki Japan are going to be. It's all money after all, and they're not getting a very good return on it right now.



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