BSB Donington: Danny Kent to undergo surgery on fractured hip

Danny Kent dislocated and fractured his hip at Donington Park
Danny Kent dislocated and fractured his hip at Donington Park

Danny Kent will undergo surgery on Tuesday (August 17) after fracturing his hip as a result of a crash at Donington Park.

Kent’s hip was dislocated and fractured when he lost the front of his Buildbase Suzuki at Coppice on lap nine of the second Bennetts British Superbike race of the weekend. In an unfortunate turn of events, Kent was then struck by his GSX-R1000R in the gravel trap.

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The 2015 Moto3 world champion was taken to hospital where he underwent an operation to correct the dislocation, and is now awaiting a second procedure to repair the fracture.

“It was a fairly nothing crash that’s left Danny pretty beaten up,” Hawk Racing team manager Steve Hicken said. “They got him in and seen to pretty quickly at the Queens Medical Centre, to be fair, and he’s had one round of surgery.

“He’ll have another operation on Tuesday. At this stage it’s impossible to say how long he’ll be out for. We’ll see how Tuesday goes and go from there.”

Kent arrived at Donington full of confidence after clinched his maiden BSB podium at Thruxton, and was running inside the top 10 when he crashed in race two. Kent is currently 16th overall in the standings, after also collecting a sixth and an eighth at Thruxton.

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