Randy Krummenacher will miss the remainder of the 2017 World Superbike season due to a right wrist injury which requires surgery.

The Puccetti Kawasaki rider sustained the wrist injury in a nasty fall during FP3 at the Lausitzring last month and despite battling through qualifying and the two races in Germany the Swiss rider was still suffering with severe pain in his right wrist.

After tests on the injury by Krummenacher’s medical team tendon and bone damage was discovered which needs immediate surgery. As a result, Krummenacher will miss the remainder of the season for Puccetti Kawasaki, forcing the Swiss rider is already switching his focus to 2018.

“I'm really sorry to have to stop four rounds from the end of the championship but I have no choice,” Krummenacher said. “Unfortunately, after the crash at the Lausitzring I suffered wrist pain, but having gone down hard everything hurt and so I didn't immediately realise that it could be serious enough to compromise my season.

“When I resumed training the pain became worse and so, on the advice of my specialist, I had an MRI which has shown up fractures, so I need surgery in the coming days. The doctors say that it'll take 10-12 weeks to make a full recovery and so I cannot continue this season.

“I'm really sorry but will be back for the 2018 season that I hope proves to be positive. I want to thank my family, my sponsors and everyone who believes in me and I'll look ahead to next season more positive than ever.”

Puccetti Kawasaki will look to field a replacement rider for the final four rounds, with factory Kawasaki rider Leon Haslam quickly being linked to the ride for the last two rounds at Jerez and Qatar after he completes his MCE British Superbike campaign.

Davide Giugliano has also been linked with the ride having seen his deal with Red Bull Honda conclude after his one-round outing in Germany, while Puccetti Kawasaki European Superstock 100 rider Toprak Razgatlioglu is also in the frame as a stand-in rider.


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