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Left wrist injury plagues Russell Holland

By James Keen -

World Superbikes

 26 September 2008 14:09

World Supersport rider Russell Holland is suffering from a left wrist injury he sustained after his spectacular crash at the Donington round.

After a Magnetic Resonance taken early in the week, doctors found a small crack and a contusion to the left wrist of Russell Holland.

Although at first the injury didn’t look so bad, the pain has started to grow ever since the free practice session at Vallelunga during the 11th World Supersport round.

Holland has been struggling to deal with the severe pain and found it especially bad under heavy braking, which he feels had an affect on his performance at Vallelunga.

Russell Holland finished Sunday's race in 16th position, but he is looking forward to the next race in Magny Cours and hopes to be completely healed by then.
 
"I am really dissapointed that I didn't get a point last weekend in Vallelunga but I can honestly say I did the best that I could under the circumstances", said Russell.

"My wrist felt good until I rode on it on Friday, on the bike it was very painful especially during braking but the Clinica Mobile staff looked after me well and helped me to keep riding.
 
"Obviously after qualifying in 13th place we decided to race in the hope of taking good points but in the race I couldn't be aggressive or maintain the laptimes necessary. I'm sorry for my HANNspree Honda Althea team that I could not make their home event a succesful one.
 
"After an MRI scan today (Tuesday 23rd) we found a crack and heavy contusion in the radius bone of my wrist which is great news because it explains the problems I've had and now we know how to treat it. The doctors have assured me that it will heal significantly before the Magny Cours Round."