Laverty suffers wrist injuries in Imola crash

Eugene Lavery - Go Eleven Ducati

Eugene Laverty has been hospitalised after suffering fractures to both wrists in a crash during first free practice for the 2019 World Superbike Championship at Imola.

The Irishman came off the Go Eleven Ducati on the exit of Acqua Minerale 20mins into the FP1 session and was seen nursing his wrists ahead of being transported to the medical centre.

He has since been confirmed as suffering fractures to both wrists, with a tweet from Laverty revealing he is en route to hospital for further checks.

The latest setback comes after Laverty suffered a fractured pelvis earlier in the season following a high-speed crash in Thailand.