Chaz Davies will not require surgery after refracturing his right collarbone in a training accident at Aragon, his Racing Ducati has confirmed.

The factory Ducati rider suffered a near-identical injury at the start of World Superbike’s lengthy summer break which saw him miss the Italian manufacturer’s ‘Race of Champions’ at Misano.

After recovering over the summer break he took part in the recent in-season test in Portugal but has suffered a fresh setback while training at Aragon sustaining a refracture with partial separation of his right collarbone. Racing Ducati confirmed Davies will not undergo surgery and stick to rehabilitation and strength training ahead of the Portimao round later this month (September 14-16).

Ducati confirmed the re-signing of Davies alongside Alvaro Bautista for the 2019 World Superbike championship, who will switch from MotoGP over the winter, to take up Marco Melandri’s ride.

Davies is currently second in the World Superbike riders’ standings but a significant 92 points behind championship leader Jonathan Rea with four rounds – and a maximum of 200 points – remaining.



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