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A Dramatic Night at Derwent Park.
Photo by Dave Payne
Sun 07 Sep 2014 by Comets Press Office
After a dramatic night at Derwent Park the Comets claimed the maximum six points available but we are still awaiting news of the injuries sustained by Glasgow guest Chris Mills.
The Comets claimed all six league points from two curtailed matches with a 48-27 victory over the Glasgow Tigers, in a match that was abandoned at heat 12 to allow the Comets v Somerset fixture to go ahead, followed by a 40-32 success over league leaders Somerset in a match that was also abandoned after 12 heats due to the curfew.

Both matches saw crashes interrupt procedings. The first came in heat 2 of the Glasgow match when Tigers guest, and ex-Comet Chris Mills, destroyed the safety fence at the exit of turn four and, after being loaded into the ambulance, the decision was taken to call for an air ambulance.

This landed on the Derwent Park infield at 8:00pm and took Chris to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. We still await further news on his condition but send the best wishes of everyone connected with Workington Speedway to Chris and hope for a full and speedy recovery.

The Comets versus Somerset fixture saw home reserve Joe Jacobs slide off on a tight first turn in heat 7. After complaining of some neck pain he was taken to hospital as a precaution. A thorough examination found no serious problems and just bad bruising around the neck area and he was discharged from hospital after midnight.

Next stop for the Comets is an away fixture at Glasgow today, Sunday 7th September, starting at 3:00pm.

We are now in a position to report that Chris has a broken scapula, and a small broken bone in both his neck and back. There was no surgery required up until 2a.m this morning but he will be re assessed on the ward this morning. We are expecting another update around 10a.m.
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Last Updated :  Sun 07 Sep 2014, 08:56 UK
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