WARD GOES UNDER THE KNIFE
Sunday 17th June 2012, 21:58
Double World Under-21 champion Darcy Ward has undergone surgery on a broken hand.
The 20-year-old crashed in heat three of Torun’s 54-35 triumph over Wroclaw at the Marian Rose Motoarena on Sunday.
It was initial thought he had just suffered bruising, but Ward went straight into surgery after it was revealed the hand was broken.
It is unconfirmed how long the Queenslander must sit on the sidelines, although his Torun and Poole colleague Chris Holder claimed on Twitter that it should be a maximum of two weeks.
This would see Ward return to action for Australia’s FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup opener against Team Great Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic at King’s Lynn on July 9.
Poole have already booked Lakeside star Davey Watt as a guest for their clash with Birmingham at Wimborne Road on Wednesday evening.
Given that Ward’s Torun team mate Adrian Miedzinski has now quit the Dorset club, Pirates will have to operate rider replacement for the Pole unless they can find a new signing in time.
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