BSB: Rory Skinner sustains multiple hand fractures in Oulton Park crash

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Rory Skinner has sustained numerous fractures in his hand that require surgery following his crash during the Bennetts British Superbike championship meeting at Oulton Park on Sunday.

Skinner was involved in a collision with Chrstian Iddon, with the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider running into the back of Iddon’s Buildbase Suzuki on the entrance to Brittens.

Skinner was thrown onto the rear wheel of the Suzuki, with his legs getting tangled between the rear wheel and the seat unit in scenes that made for uncomfortable viewing on TV.

The Scot sustained injuries to his hand and arm, and was taken to hospital for precautionary measures. Skinner was reportedly suffering from abdominal pain as well. His team released an update via social media earlier today (September 26).

“Rory has been released from hospital following scans showing numerous fractures in his hand that require surgery,” the post said. “He’s feeling beaten up, but happy to report after thorough examination that the Skinner name will live on!! Heal quickly Rory and all others injured yesterday.”

Iddon was knocked unconscious after hitting his head in the collision and was also taken to hospital. Like Skinner, Iddon has suffered a broken hand and will miss Donington Park this weekend due to the fact that he lost consciousness.

Meanwhile, a decision will be made later in the weekend on whether Skinner will be able to race at Donington Park.

Elsewhere, Tarran Mackenzie’s season is over after he sustained a broken femur after his crash at Hislop’s Chicane on Sunday afternoon.