James Toseland released from hospital

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British rider James Toseland has been given the all-clear following precautionary head scans after his massive high-side crash in Jerez earlier today.

Toseland has been discharged from a hospital in Cadiz after he needed checks on his head after being knocked out for ten seconds during the spectacular crash in today’s televised 45-minute BMW shootout. 

Toseland lost control of his Monster Tech 3 Yamaha at Turn Three and was sent careering through the gravel trap.

The session was red flagged as Toseland was moved to an ambulance by stretcher, but he travelled back to the Jerez paddock tonight with crew chief Gary Reynders.
Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal told MCN: “Thankfully James has left hospital and he is fine. The hospital have called Dr Claudio Costa here in Jerez and told them there is no problem with James.

“He was knocked out for a small amount of time and they wanted to make sure everything was okay. He has a slight bang to an ankle but other than that he has come away pretty unscathed. He’s a tough guy.

“It was a big crash but we have to be relieved that he is fine and going to be fit for the first race. James has worked hard to get his fitness back after the big crash in Sepang, and I’m sure he will be fighting fit for the first race in Qatar.”

For a full report and reaction from Toseland, see Wednesday’s MCN, out on April 1.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt