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Haslam has screw inserted into leg

Leon Haslam has a screw inserted into his leg, but is yet to confirm whether he will make the opening round at Phillip Island.
Leon Haslam has had a screw inserted into his tibia during surgery to correct a leg injury sustained during pre-season testing earlier this weekend.

The Briton suffered the ailment in the accident at Phillip Island during Monday's test session, but has been forced to wait until the day before World Superbike action gets underway to be operated on.

Despite the proximity to the opening round, Haslam has maintained confidence that he will still be able to race, though he has less than 24 hours to make a sufficient recovery before action gets underway for the 2012 season opener.

Praising the work of the medical team around him, Haslam will now return to Phillip Island to consider whether he will be able to ride the BMW.

“All done, went well but feel a bit like I have had 50 vodkas,” he wrote on Twitter. “Soon be on my way back to the island. I just want to thank everyone for all there good thoughts and also everyone involved who have sorted me out... Thank you...”


Tagged as: BMW , Phillip Island , Leon Haslam

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McLarenP

February 23, 2012 8:01 AM

All credit to Leon and his medical team but I don't think there is a hope in hell that Leon will be allowed to race at Philip Island! Here we go again, riders determined to put their injuries at even more risk instead of giving their bodies time to heal up!! It's good that the determination and incentive to get on a bike is there, but really, these lads are not robots so sticking a screw in here and there isn't going to work overnight. Please Leon, think about the long term prospects and give yourself a rest!!



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