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SHOULDER CONCERNS AFTER IVERSEN FALL

Luckless Niels-Kristian Iversen is set for hospital checks after suffering a reported shoulder injury following his debut race for Tarnow.

05 / 04 / 2021, 12:35

Luckless Danish racer Niels-Kristian Iversen is set for hospital checks after suffering a reported shoulder injury following his debut race for Tarnow on Monday afternoon.

Iversen endured a 2020 season littered with injuries and was determined to put his misfortunate behind him when he lined up in his Polish First Division club’s home match with Gdansk.

But disaster struck just after he crossed the finish line at the end of heat one. NKI fought furiously to keep visiting rider Jakub Jamrog out of second place, with the Pole getting the drop on the run to the line.

The action continued after the chequered flag when both men tangled and ended up in the first-bend air fence.

Jamrog got to his feet and ended the afternoon with 11 paid 13 points. But Iversen was in some discomfort and took no further part in the meeting. His team went on to suffer a heavy 55-35 loss.

The extent of Iversen’s injuries are unclear at this stage, but he will be hopeful of a speedy return to the shale after a succession of crashes destroyed his 2020 campaign and ended his run in the World Championship.

Iversen has suffered numerous shoulder injuries in recent years, including one in June last year, which forced him to miss Gorzow’s opening matches.

He also required surgery on a broken hand after crashing on his first home appearance of 2020 against Lublin in early August, before sustaining broken ribs in Gorzow’s PGE Ekstraliga play-off decider against Wroclaw on October 4.

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