Terol could miss Imola after Assen crash

Sunday, 19 April 2015 19:54 GMT

CT scan rules out head injuries, but fractured right wrist could prevent Spaniard from racing in Round 5.

Following a crash in Race 2 of Sunday’s Dutch Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Assen, Nico Terol is in danger of missing the next round at Imola. The Spaniard suffered a violent highside in The Netherlands.

Evacuated from the trackside by stretcher and escorted to the circuit medical centre, it was soon confirmed that the Althea Racing rider had suffered a fracture to his right wrist. He was later taken to Assen hospital where a CT scan verified that the Valencian rider had suffered a momentarily lapse of consciousness, not being able to remember anything of the accident. Fortunately the scan confirmed no damage to the brain, Terol’s manager Xavi Perez confirmed to on Sunday night.

Terol will now return to his hometown of Valencia in order to undergo further checks to his right wrist, which plays a major part when it comes to applying the throttle and operating the front brake lever.

With the injury in question being an open fracture, the rider would not be expected to have to undergo surgery, although manager Perez admits that Terol is ‘very unlikely’ to be recovered in time to race at Imola on 10 May.