Chaz Davies re-injures collarbone in training accident

Friday, 31 August 2018 15:48 GMT

The British rider suffers setback in his return to fitness, but is hoping to be ready for Portimao

Following several weeks of recovery and completing a successful return to the tracks last week at the Official Portimao Test, Chaz Davies' ( Racing - Ducati) return to full fitness received a small setback this Thursday, as a crash during training at MotorLand Aragon has resulted in a small fracture in his right collarbone.

After spending the night under observation, the Welsh rider will undergo further tests in the coming days to verify whether surgery on the area will be needed. Davies had previous surgery on his right collarbone in mid-July, after an accident at the start of the summer break.

Davies and the Racing – Ducati team are hopeful that he will still be fit to take part in the upcoming Nolan Portuguese Round and be in top shape to face off the last four Rounds of the 2018 season.

Update 03/09: Racing - Ducati have confirmed that Davies suffered a refracture with partial separation in the right collarbone; surgery will however not be necessary. The Welsh rider will focus now on rehabilitating and strengthening, with the goal to be fit for Round 10 in Portugal.

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