McGuinness to race the NW200 despite broken wrist

Dirt bike crash injuries won't stop McGuinness from lining up on the grid

JOHN McGuinness has confirmed at the North West 200 launch today that he will on the grid in May despite injury.

The 20-times TT winner sustained a broken right wrist and damaged ribs after a dirt bike crash during the middle of March.

“I punched a big hole in my helmet and I’ve two black eyes to go with my sore wrist and ribs but time is a great healer and I am well on the road to recovery now,” said McGuinness.

“Things could have been a lot worse because it was a heavy crash in the middle of nowhere.”

“I have already had a couple of operations on the wrist by one of the top surgeons in the country and he is really happy with the way it all worked out.”

The ‘Morecambe Missisle’ continued: “I have a light cast on the wrist now. I have to let it rest for a few weeks and then I will have a month to get ready for the North West in May.”

With six North West wins to his name, McGuinness also wanted to waive speculation that other competitors would see this as an advantage: “Ryan [Farquhar] and Michael [Dunlop] wished me well and said that they wanted to be racing against me at the North West and TT.

“We all know that any of us can get hurt riding bikes and racers always look out for each other. That is the way road racing is.”

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