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Checa out of hospital

Carlos Checa leaves hospital after avoiding serious injury in his spectacular accident during the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship.
Carlos Checa says he is 'fine' after spending a night in hospital in the wake of his mammoth crash during the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

The Spaniard out-braked himself into the Honda hairpin on lap 13 of the first race, colliding with Marco Melandri ahead of him and being spectacularly catapulted off the bike.

Briefly knocked unconscious by the impact and suffering a concussion after landing heavily on his head, Checa was fortunately diagnosed with no serious injuries on his admittance to hospital, but was kept in overnight as a precaution.

The Alstare Ducati rider has now taken to his Twitter account to reveal he is leaving hospital and to apologise to Melandri for ending his race as well.

“Leaving the hospital few hours ago, was big impact in head likely I'm fine. As well sorry for Marco I couldn't avoid. Thanks 4 the support”, he wrote.

Checa experienced an eventful time in Australia, missing the first two days of pre-season testing due to a blocked intestine before labelling his high-side during FP1 as one of the biggest crashes of his career. Despite the dramas – which leave him point-less after opening round -, Checa went on to qualify the new Ducati 1199 R on pole position for its maiden race.

Checa now has a full six weeks to recover before his home round at Motorland Aragon in April.




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