Simon Andrews suffers multiple injuries at Le Mans

Huge crash sees TT Legends withdraw

HONDA TT Legends were forced to retire from the 24-Hours at Le Mans after their rider Simon Andrews was taken to the medical centre after a four-bike accident in the sixth hour.

The British team tweeted shortly after: "Simon Andrews has been taken to the medical centre. He is conscious and coherent and is currently being assessed by the medical team.”

Although it was first thought Andrews had only sustained a broken left ankle and suspected chest injuries, after a thorough examination at the hospital his injuries were worse than originally thought.

On Sunday the Honda TT Legends team released a new update regarding Andrews: “Following a four-bike crash in the sixth hour of the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans yesterday, Honda TT Legends rider Simon Andrews has suffered two broken legs, a broken forearm and shoulder, broken ribs causing a punctured lung and three broken vertebrae in his lower back.”

The Louth-based team have since tweeted: “Simon's surgery went well. Thank you for all the messages of support. We'll keep you posted on his recovery.”