BSB: Reid breaks femur in Silverstone crash

Published: 11 September 2017

Tyco BMW’s Andy Reid has broken his femur after a crash at this weekend’s ninth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.

The BSB rookie crashed out of contention at Stowe corner in the second and only dry race of the weekend. Laid at the side of the track, the safety car was deployed while Reid was tended to by medics. Diagnosed with a suspected broken left femur upon arrival at the medical centre, he was taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Unfortunately, it’s not the first time Reid has broken his left femur, which is already pinned after a testing crash in Spain earlier in his career.  

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Confirming the diagnosis, his team have revealed he will undergo surgery today and is in good spirits.

Joining the Tyco BMW team to make his superbike debut mid-way through the 2017 season, Reid has steadily built confidence on the S1000RR and was making progress until the time of the crash.

Speaking to MCN on Monday afternoon, team boss Philip Neill said he hadn’t yet decided whether Reid would be replaced for the upcoming round at Oulton Park which gets underway on Friday. Should he decide to, the team's Superstock star Josh Elliott, who stood in for the injured Christian Iddon earlier this year, would be the natural choice. 

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