Vallelunga: Left wrist contoured for Russell Holland

After a Magnetic Resonance taken early in the week, doctors found a small crack and a contusion to the left wrist of Russell Holland. This is the consequence of the spectacular crash the Aussie rider had in Donington race. Although in first place...

After a Magnetic Resonance taken early in the week, doctors found a small crack and a contusion to the left wrist of Russell Holland. This is the consequence of the spectacular crash the Aussie rider had in Donington race. Although in first place the injury didn't look so bad, the pain started to grow strong since last Friday free practice session at Vallelunga, during the 11th World Supersport round.

The big amount of pain was hard to manage especially when braking, and because of that the whole performance of the rider had been severely affected. Russell Holland ended up Sunday race in 16th position but he is looking forward for next race in Magny Cours, hopefully with his left wrist completely healed from the injury.

"I am really dissapointed that I didn't get a point last weekend in Vallelunga but I can honestly say I did the best that I could under the circumstances", said Russell. "My wrist felt good until I rode on it on Friday, on the bike it was very painful especially during braking but the Clinica Mobile staff looked after me well and helped me to keep riding.

Obviously after qualifying in 13th place we decided to race in the hope of taking good points but in the race I couldn't be aggressive or maintain the laptimes necessary. I'm sorry for my HANNspree Honda Althea team that I could not make their home event a succesful one.

After an MRI scan today (Tuesday 23rd) we found a crack and heavy contusion in the radius bone of my wrist which is great news because it explains the problems I've had and now we know how to treat it. The doctors have assured me that it will heal significantly before the Magny Cours Round in 10 days time."

-credit: racegarage.it

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