Nico Terol has been confirmed to miss the fifth round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola after he sustaining a radial fracture of his right wrist.

The Spaniard had a violent high-side during the second race in Assen and momentarily lost consciousness. Though he has suffered no lingering effects of his concussion and won't require surgery, the injury to his right wrist will take time to heal, requring him to sit out Imola, with a view to returning at Donington Park.

A former 125GP World Champion, Terol made the move to World Superbikes for 2015 with Althea Ducati and has strong impression, scoring in every race prior to his Assen crash, peaking with a sixth place at Phillip Island.

Potential replacements could include Terol's countryman Xavi Fores, who impressed during two rounds for the factory Ducati team and is likely to be surplus to requirement in Imola with the return of Davide Giugliano.



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