A bad way to end the sea­son

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Pan­thers rider An­ders Thom­sen has un­der­gone surgery after break­ing both wrists in a sea­so­nend­ing smash.

The Dan­ish racer was in­volved in a spec­tac­u­lar spill in the fi­nal round of the Speed­way Euro Cham­pi­onship (SEC) at Pol­ish venue Ryb­nik last Satur­day night.

Thom­sen clipped the ma­chine of Czech rider Va­clav Mi­lik in his open­ing ride and was im­me­di­ately taken to hos­pi­tal where the full ex­tent of his in­juries was dis­cov­ered. He also suf­fered a sprained an­kle and con­cus­sion.

Thom­sen, who joined Pan­thers for a late-sea­son spell, was then trans­ferred back to his na­tive Den­mark where he was due to be op­er­ated on yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day).

“It was a bad crash and not a nice way for a rider to see his sea­son end,” said Pan­thers team boss Carl John­son. “An­ders did well for us again after be­ing brought into the team. Just as in 2015, he showed he can score a lot of points in the Premier League.”

Thom­sen fin­ished 14th in the fi­nal stand­ing sat the end of his de­but SEC cam­paign.

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