Colin Edwards to undergo neck injury checks

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Colin Edwards will undergo medical checks on his injured neck in Texas later on today (Tuesday).

The American was plagued by the old injury during last week’s Sepang test session in Malaysia when he aggravated it when fitting his Arai helmet on the opening day.

He first suffered the problem when he crashed out of the top six in a rain-lashed Sachsenring MotoGP clash.

Edwards is due to see a chiropractor in Texas yesterday (Tuesday) to get his neck checked over and he’s confident he will be back to full fitness for the Qatar night test next month.

Edwards told MCN: “I put my helmet on and as you do you grab the front and pull it down while you push your head back to adjust

” As I did that it was like a lightning bolt going through my head. There was this big crack in my neck and it was an injury I got at the Sachsenring when I crashed in the race. I’ve re-injured something.

“I got a massive bulge on the back of my neck. Lying in bed I can’t roll over and I’ve got to grab my head with both hands and slowly roll over. I got to the track on the second day and thought there is no way I can ride.

“Luckily the doctors got some magic potion and jabbed me a few times with some needles in the back of my neck.

“It hurt like hell but at least I could ride.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt