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SMOLINSKI SET FOR HIP SURGERY AFTER CRASH

German ace Martin Smolinski undergoes surgery after suffering a broken and dislocated hip when he crashed in practice on Friday.

23 / 05 / 2020, 11:01

German ace Martin Smolinski undergoes surgery after suffering a broken and dislocated hip when he crashed in practice on Friday.

The FIM Speedway Grand Prix star was taken to an intensive care unit at a hospital in Leipzig and was due to go under the knife on Saturday morning.

I’m in good hands here and will be in the operating theatre early tomorrow, wish me luck because this is gonna be a tough one as it’s a complicated fracture!

Martin Smolinski

Smolinski was drafted into the SGP series to replace American great Greg Hancock, who announced his retirement from racing in February.

While the sport is currently suspended across Europe due to coronavirus restrictions, Smolinski admits he has sustained a Pipkin fracture or femoral head fracture, and he faces a spell on the sidelines.

Posting on Facebook late last night, he wrote: “Practice session today didn’t go to plan at all ... I crashed and I‘m currently in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Leipzig. I want to say a massive thank you to everyone around today, especially to my mechanic Mischa.

“The diagnosis is a dislocated and fractured hip plus a trapped nerve, not good. I’m in good hands here and will be in the operating theatre early tomorrow, wish me luck because this is gonna be a tough one as it’s a complicated fracture!”

Everyone involved in the SGP series wishes Martin a speedy recovery.

 

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