Hutchinson suffers broken leg in first lap drama at Silverstone BSS

2010 TT legend out for rest of season

Posted: 27 September 2010
by Visordown News

TT LEGEND Ian Hutchinson - winner of a record five races at the 2010 TT - is out of the remainder of this year's British Supersport Championship after a first lap crash at Silverstone.

Hutchinson came off worst in an opening lap melee, which saw a number of riders crash out of the race in slippery, low visibility conditions.

The star of the 2010 TT fell on the first corner and was clipped by another machine. The race was subsequently red-flagged while medics attended to Hutchinson, who lay mid-track.

The Padgetts Honda rider was air-lifted to hospital, where he was later diagnosed with a compound fracture to the tibia and fibula in his left leg.

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I visited Ian in Coventry University Hospital today and the general prognosis is much better than it was 24 hours ago. The main concerns on Sunday night were the blood supply to the lower leg and any nerve damage there may have been.
Doctors are now confident that both these aspects of the injury are better than first were feared.
Ian will go into theatre tomorrow (Thursday) for the Tibia and Fibula pinning.
Although a little annoyed that the accident wasn't his fault the lad is in good spirits and is looking forward to being repatriated back up to Yorkshire sometime next week. He would also like to thank everyone for their support and good wishes. James Whitham.

Posted: 29/09/2010 at 19:12

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