Lowes suffering with fractures after Phillip Island crash

Suzuki's Alex Lowes is diagnosed with fractures to his tibia, ankle and three bones in his forefoot following his crash at Phillip Island.
Voltcom Crescent Suzuki has confirmed the ankle injury Alex Lowes sustained in an accident during the World Superbike Championship opener at Phillip Island is more serious than originally feared, but suggested surgery is not necessary.

Lowes had been a star performer during the early stages of the race weekend after topping the timesheets, but an accident during FP3 left him nursing what was originally diagnosed as a dislocated ankle.

However, having decided to remain in Australia after the event to visit a specialist in Adelaide, an MRI scan revealed fractures to his tibia, ankle and three bones in his forefoot.

Despite this, doctors suggest surgery isn't necessary whilst the lengthy break between the first and second rounds means Lowes has the chance to rehabilitate before the next event at Aragon on April 11-13.

Lowes, who crashed out in race one and finished 13th in race two after two injury-related off-track excursions, will remain in Australia for another week before returning to the UK next week.

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March 03, 2014 7:22 PM

It's amazing he raced at all at P.i. Given how serious the injury turned out to be. And I'd love to hear the reasons they should have kept Camier, don't get me wrong i do rate Leon but firmly believe Lowes is more likely to be on the podium on a regular basis.


March 05, 2014 9:24 AM

As Doohan said it's easier to make a fast guy not crash than to make a slow guy fast (Giugliano springs to mind as well). Lowes had some right old speed about him. If I remember correctly he ma aged to get the best lap of the weekend I think. He'll be fine and will mature as a WSBK rider and hopefully his talent will shine through.

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