Camier ruled out of Nurburgring race with broken scaphoid

Factory Aprilia rider Leon Camier will miss this weekends Nurburgring race and could be ruled out for the rest of the season after crashing heavily during this afternoons first qualifying session.

The 23 year old also sustained a badly gashed knee in the crash which required three stitches, but it is the scaphoid injury that is the major concern. While it’s a common injury for motorcycle racers it is notoriously difficult to recover from due to the small bone only getting limited blood flow.

Camier is expected to stay in Germany this weekend before seeing a specialist hand surgueon in the UK early next week when the decision will be made to operate on it or no.

Speaking exclusively to MCN, Camier said: “I came out of turn four and down the short straight and then as I tipped into the left it didn’t feel right. I went into the right like normal, it’s not the sort of corner where the back comes round, but without warning I lost the rear in a big way and got high sided. I think I landed a bit awkwardly.

“I obviously want to get back as soon as a I can, but there is no point coming back for the sake of it if I’m not fit and risking further injury.”

Fellow Brit Cal Crutchlow was behind Camier wwhen he crashed. He said: “It was massive, he didn’t do anything wrong. It was like a cold tyre crash in MotoGP, it came around fast and he went to the moon.”

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider