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Tero Aarnio suffers further injury setback
Photo by Dave Payne
Wed 29 May 2013 by Comets Press Office
Tero Aarnio injury found to be worse than was thought
Comets Finnish-flyer Tero Aarnio has been dealt another injury blow with the news that a FIFTH broken bone has been found in his right foot.

This was discovered earlier this week when he went to his local hospital in Finland to get his foot x-rayed once again; with the intention of having the plaster cast removed from the foot he injured when tangling with Berwick guest Nick Morris at Derwent Park in the opening heat on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May.

Workington team manager Tony Jackson said: "I spoke to Tero yesterday and he was feeling pretty low to be honest. He had just come back from the hospital where he thought he would be getting the plaster cast removed from his right foot to enable him to start undergoing some physiotherapy ahead of his planned comeback at Derwent Park against Redcar on Saturday 8th June.

"But, whilst the x-rays showed the bones to be healing well, they also showed a fifth break in his right foot. This means he will now have to remain in plaster until Friday 7th June at least. So, assuming he has the plaster removed on that date, he must then undergo a short course of physiotherapy and have a few practice laps before flying back to the UK. Therefore, the earliest that we can possibly expect him back in action will be Saturday 15th June, which is the date of the first leg of our KO Cup quarter-final tie with Somerset.

"Unfortunately this has proved to be one setback after another for him - having intially been told by the West Cumberland Hospital at Whitehaven that there was only one break, then by his own doctor in Finland that there were four breaks, only to be told three weeks later that that there are actually five!"

By his position in the Comets averages, Tero's absence means that the Comets can only operate Rider Replacement for him; which means that only Ashley, Chris and Kyle are permitted to take his programmed rides.
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Last Updated :  Wed 29 May 2013, 20:20 UK
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