Comets injury update
Photo by Dave PayneWed 25 Jun 2014
Injury update ahead of this weekend's home match with Plymouth
Going into this weekend's Workington v Plymouth fixture both sides have injury doubts.
Plymouth have a big question mark over former Comet Adam Roynon, who had targetted this weekend as his comeback date after five weeks out with a back injury following a spill at Rye House. However at present whether he has been able to meet that target or if he needs a bit more time is unclear. If he fails to make it the Devils will operate Rider Replacement for him.
Similarly for the Comets, Kyle Howarth is continuing to have treatment on his injured left ankle where he is struggling with ligament damage, which can often prove troublesome and take some time to repair depending on the severity of the damage.
If Kyle fails to be fit to ride this weekend then the Comets will utilise Rider Replacement for him, which would mean that both reserves plus Rene and Mason are eligible to cover for him. However, if he is to ride he will undergo a practice in advance to check his fitness following the problems he encountered at Peterborough.
Meanwhile, Ashley is continuing to improve following his crash at King's Lynn on June 11th where suffered a head injury.
Comets team manager Tony Jackson spoke with Ashley earlier this week and reports that he is in reasonably good spirits despite the crash: "Ashley told me that his headaches were becoming a bit more manageable now after being really bad in the first week or so after his crash although they are still a major inconvenience obviously.
"He says that his biggest problem right now is boredom as there isn't really anything he can do other than sit around, take it easy and let nature take its course as you cannot rush these things. It could easily be another six weeks or so before he is given the all clear to resume racing but he has to be passed 100% fit by the doctors before that can happen; which will most likely involve further scans to his head.
"He cannot remember anything of the crash but says that his bike is totally wrecked and will need a lot of work done to it to put it right, but he has got plenty of time to get that repaired of course.
"However, he was keen to pass on his sincere thanks to all the supporters that have sent him get well wishes since his accident and he says he will get up to Workington to see everyone as soon as he is able to."
The Comets will use Newcastle and King's Lynn rider Lewis Rose (Average 4.08) as a guest for Ashley (Average 4.25) in this coming Saturday's home league fixture against Plymouth.
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Last Updated : Wed 25 Jun 2014, 17:40 UK