A serious injury to Wimbledon rider Jason Prynne overshadowed events at Plough Lane on Wednesday night as Mildenhall inflicted the first home defeat of the season on the GMB Dons.

The popular Cornish based Prynne crashed heavily into the fence during Heat 14 of the Conference League match and after an inital diagnosis from the paramedic, was sent by ambulance to the local St. Georges Hospital in Tooting.

Inital reports suggest that Jason sustained a very serious injury to his left hand, with multiple broken bones, although the full extent of his injuries will become apparent once he had seen the surgeon yesterday.

Since joining the Dons in May 2002, Prynne has been a pivotal member of the side and his powerful performances have contributed to much of the success enjoyed by the Londoners this season.

Wimbledon Director David Croucher went to vist Jason in hospital and commented: "Jason is in a lot of pain and has sustained a very nasty injury. Our thoughts and best wishes go to him and his family, especially as his partner has recently given birth to a baby girl".

The loss of Prynne for at least the remainder of the season leaves the club management with a big hole to fill, although they do have the opportunity to use the rider replacement facility in the short term.