World Superbike: Eugene Laverty will miss next three rounds

MISANO ADRIATICO, ITALY - JUNE 16: Eugene Laverty of Ireland and Milwaukee Aprilia speaks in box during the FIM Superbike World Championship - Free Practice at Misano World Circuit on June 16, 2017 in Misano Adriatico, Italy. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Following his race two crash in Buriram, Eugene Laverty has been transported to Bangkok hospital where he will begin his recovery. Laverty suffered what was initially a small crash but unfortunately he was struck by another rider while sliding along the tarmac. Two fractures of the pelvis will heal without surgical intervention, however Laverty required a small operation on Sunday evening to repair internal injuries sustained in the crash. Laverty remains upbeat and is already eyeing a comeback at his home round at Donington Park in less than two months’ time.

Eugene Laverty stated:  “I’m obviously very disappointed that I will be forced to miss some races so early in the season but I count myself lucky that my injuries are not worse. The initial fear of lying on the ground and not being able to move my legs was something that I’ve never felt before. I’m very fortunate to have a fantastic group of people around me from my wife Pippa, my brother John who reacted fantastically during the key hours after the crash, and the entire Milwaukee Aprilia team who joined me in the hospital to make sure that I was in good hands. Due to my internal injuries I will be restricted in the first month of my recovery but following that we will push hard to ensure that my pelvis heals and I’m aiming to get back on the bike at my home round at Donington Park.”

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