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IVERSEN SET FOR SURGERY AFTER BREAKING HAND

Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen faces a race against time to be fit for the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series as he undergoes hand surgery.

10 / 08 / 2020, 19:28

Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen faces a race against time to be fit for the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series as he undergoes surgery after fracturing his hand in Gorzow on Sunday.

The Esbjerg-born racer crashed as he attempted to round Lublin racer Matej Zagar in heat one of Gorzow’s 47-43 win at the Edward Jancarz Stadium.

This morning I went for X-rays and it’s now confirmed that I’ve got a broken bone in my hand. Surgery is booked in to screw it back together and the doctors are confident that I will be racing again in a few weeks.

Niels-Kristian Iversen

Iversen will now go under the knife to fix the break, which comes just a few months after he damaged his shoulder when he crashed in a pre-season training race with world champion Bartosz Zmarzlik.

The latest incident happened in Iversen’s first home meeting of the season, which saw Gorzow return to the stadium after a month away due to the electrical fire, which halted their clash with Czestochowa on July 3.

NKI has been forced out of the replay of that meeting tonight and is gutted to be facing more time out, with the SGP season opener in Wroclaw approaching fast on August 28.

Posting on Instagram, he wrote: “Finally my long awaited home debut in Gorzow came with a win for the team.

“Unfortunately I had a fall in heat one and hurt my wrist. I raced another three races, scoring five paid seven despite having a lot of pain.

“This morning I went for X-rays and it’s now confirmed that I’ve got a broken bone in my hand. Surgery is booked in to screw it back together and the doctors are confident that I will be racing again in a few weeks.

“I’m obviously really, really frustrated with the situation and to not be able to race for my club Stal Gorzow in the next few matches. I wish them good luck in my absence.”

We wish Niels a speedy recovery.

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