Roads: Lee Johnston ruled out of 2024 Isle of Man TT due to leg injury

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Lee Johnston has confirmed that he will not be competing at the 2024 Isle of Man TT due to the injuries he sustained in a testing incident in February.

The 35-year-old, who also missed the 2023 TT after his life-threatening crash at the North West 200, broke his right leg whilst riding at the Almeria Circuit in Spain.

Johnston was aiming for a return to action at this year’s NW200, however doctors informed him that his leg wasn’t yet strong enough, which is still the case ahead of the TT. Johnston’s leg remains in a cage.

“I’m absolutely devasted to be missing the TT for a second year. The last 12 months have without doubt been the toughest of my racing career, but the support from my team, family and the fans has been incredible.”

“I’ve been working with some amazing medics and physiotherapists since the crash and I’ve been doing everything possible to get the leg strong enough to race at the TT, but it’s not to be. I go to the TT because I want to win and, these days, everything has to be perfect to get on the podium and that includes fitness.”

“It’s another huge blow for both me and the team but they’ve been fantastic, and I’ve now got the time to get myself back to 100%.”

Whilst he won’t be racing, Johnston will join the broadcasting team for the TT and will be in the Radio TT commentary box.

Find out more about Johnston’s recovery and the medical reasons behind his withdrawal from the TT on his YouTube Vlog.