WARD UP FOR THE WORLD CUP
Monday 18th June 2012, 22:29
Australian sensation Darcy Ward is targeting a return to action for the FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup as he recovers from the broken hand he sustained at Torun on Sunday.
The 20-year-old was thrown over the handlebars in a nasty first-bend spill in heat three of his Torun’s 54-35 win over Wroclaw.
X-rays revealed Ward had suffered broken bones in his left hand and he immediately underwent surgery, during which a plate was inserted.
It is hoped the Poole No.1 could be back on track within three weeks as he bids to be fit for Australia’s SWC opener against Team Great Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic at King’s Lynn on July 9.
"Hopefully it will only be three weeks and I can come back for the World Cup and get the gold with Australia."
- Darcy Ward
The Queenslander is keen not to rush his recovery, though. He told Sky Sports: “Hopefully it will only be three weeks and I can come back for the World Cup and get the gold with Australia.
“But you don’t want to push it too early. It’s a long career and I’ve got some plates in there, so I don’t really want to mess it up.
“I’d like to come back as soon as I can, ride for Poole, ride for all my teams and keep winning.
“It’s one of those things I wish hadn’t happened. But what can you do? The World Cup is a big one and I really want to ride. My goal at the moment is getting back for that and we’ll see what we can do there.”
Poole have drafted in Lakeside’s Davey Watt to guest at No.1 in their home meeting with Birmingham on Wednesday night.
- 26/05: NICKI MAKES LEAGUE COMEBACK
- 25/05: MATEJ MARCHES ON
- 25/05: AJ: FORM ON THE UP
- 24/05: DANISH CHAMP STARS IN SLANGERUP
- 24/05: HARRIS RUMOURS SLAMMED
- 24/05: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON KING'S LYNN TICKETS
- 24/05: PUK PUZZLED BY SGP FORM
- 23/05: NICKI OUT OF DANISH FINAL
- 23/05: HANCOCK LEADS AMERICAN ASSAULT
- 23/05: TRIALS ICON BOU SET FOR CARDIFF