BSB Yamaha rider targets podiums after missing Oulton Park
TOMMY HILL will attempt a comeback at Croft with the target of returning to the podium after missing the race at Oulton Park following a crash in warm-up.
Hill, who is 25 points behind Shane Byrne after missing the second round, suffered ligament damage to his shoulder after falling from his Swan Yamaha in the warm-up session. Putting an end to making the most of his pole position and championship challenge at the Cheshire circuit.
Spending the last fortnight doing everything possible to recuperate from the injury, he commented: "I have been on the mend since Oulton Park and doing everything I can to get back racing the Swan Yamaha. I have had laser treatment, magnotherapy and visited an oxygen chamber to basically do as much as I can to get back.
"I have good movement in the shoulder and I have set myself the target of coming back this weekend at Croft as I want to get back on the podium for the Swan Yamaha team as soon as possible. I have been resting up and I have some more treatment planned before the weekend, so we will have to see what happens. I just need to concentrate on getting out there and scoring as many points as I can for the championship." concluded Hill
I have to say, I think this is a bit ambitious to say the least. There seems to be a lot of riders on all classes, pushing themselves FAR too hard to get back and racing as quickly as possible over the past few seasons. And it's gonna end up costing them in later life. I appreciate that there are HUGE pressures on them to get back as quickly as possible, but, there is a limit imo.
Does make me wonder if they just took the extra time, as much as it would hurt their chances that season how much quicker they would properly "heal".
Posted: 12/05/2011 at 10:06
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