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Laverty suffers hand fracture in Australia

Eugene Laverty is determined to race on at Phillip Island, despite fracturing his hand in a high-speed off at the same circuit during testing.
Eugene Laverty will attempt to race in the World Superbike Championship opener at Phillip Island, despite breaking a bone in his left hand in a testing accident.

The Irishman fell from his Aprilia RSV-4 at the first turn, falling heavily on his left hand, impacting his right hand and also hitting his head on the track.

"Brake pads got knocked back after a wobble entering turn one at 315kph. No brakes so I had to put the bike down. Big ole crash," he wrote on his Twitter account @EugeneLaverty.

Taken to hospital for consultation, Laverty was diagnosed with a fracture of the third metacarpal of the left hand.

The man himself, who is tipped as a title contender this year, was also quoted by GPOne.com as stating his intentions to not skip the opening round of the season.

Laverty's injury comes after John Hopkins was forced to withdraw from the Australian curtain raiser after injuring his hand in an accident on the first day of testing.

Pedercini Kawasaki's David Salom was also forced to skip two days of testing after also injuring his hand during the opening session.



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martin black - Unregistered

February 15, 2012 12:59 PM

Fingers crossed for him As its his left hand, its a better chance of him getting out there than if it were his right. even if he just gets a few points it will be better than nowt



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