Surgeons at Lincoln Hospital are confident Leon Camier will suffer no long-term injury after his horrific crash at Cadwell Park
British Superbikes: Leon Camier update - outlook positive
28 August 2007 10:49
Leon Camier is to have surgery today on the left femur he broke in yesterday’s horror crash at Cadwell Park in the second British Superbike race.
The rising star was spat off his Honda Fireblade as he crested the Mountain and sustained serious leg injuries which left fans and TV viewers reeling.
It appeared as he slid along the ground his left heel dug in and spun the leg, dislocating and fracturing his knee and snapping the thigh bone.
He was airlifted from the track, and today surgeons at Lincoln hospital eased fears of significant long-term injuries by saying there are no serious complications with any of the injuries Leon Camier sustained.
The dislocated left knee was manipulated back into place by British Superbike medical staff at the circuit, which could prove significant in terms of how long he is out with ligament damage minimised by the swift action.
Leon Camier also complained of back pains after the crash but these were attributed to muscle bruising rather than any serious spinal injury.
An announcement has been made on Leon Camier's official web-site today (Tuesday) saying he also sustained a fractured pelvis.