Rea suffers fractured scaphoid and collarbone, but still wants to race

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Jonathan Rea is nursing a fractured left scaphoid bone in his wrist and a fractured left collarbone after crashing his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda in wet conditions during Superpole One.

The 23 year old still made rode in Superpole two after receiving pain killing injections and some heavy strapping. Despite being in obvious pain he managed to set the 14th fastest lap. After the session he went to the Clinica mobile for treatment and x-rays where the fractures were diagnosed.

Speaking to MCN, he said: “I’m in a lot of pain right now but I haven’t ruled out racing tomorrow. I’m going to get my leathers on for warm-up and see how I go. For sure my wrist is a bigger problem than my collarbone and at the moment I don’t know how much pressure I can put on it.

“The Clinica have said that because of the type of fracture I won’t damage it anymore if I ride and they reckon they can give me enough injections to make the pain go away, but I’ll only race if I can be competitive. I’m not going out just to fight for one point.”

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider