SURGERY FOR WOFFY
GB star Tai Woffinden confirmed he has undergone surgery to have his broken metacarpal pinned, but gave no hint over his comeback date.
06 / 10 / 2020, 12:27
Triple world champion Tai Woffinden confirmed he has undergone surgery to have his broken metacarpal pinned, but gave no hint over his potential comeback date.
The Great Britain hero suffered the injury when Danish star Niels-Kristian Iversen fell across his path in heat 10 of Wroclaw’s PGE Ekstraliga play-off semi-final loss at Gorzow on Sunday. Woffinden was catapulted over the handlebars, landing awkwardly in the hair-raising incident.
Woffinden’s metacarpal was broken in two places and he underwent surgery in Poland to repair the damage.
Wroclaw have already confirmed his season with the club is over and he will not take part in their third-place play-off matches with Zielona Gora on Friday and Sunday.
But it’s unclear whether or not he will be ready to race for GB in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final in Lublin on October 16 and 17.
While the starting line-ups and squads are yet to be confirmed, Woffinden would normally be nailed on for a starting spot. But posting on Instagram after surgery, the 30-year-old didn’t give anything away over his plans for the World Championship pairs event.
He wrote: “And that’s a wrap! Fifth metacarpal broken in two places now being held together with two pins. Thanks for the love and cya when I’m looking at ya.”