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Photo by Dave PayneMon 29 Sep 2014
After a punishing few days the Comets battered and bruised team members are all still keeping busy.
Currently resting his broken (in three places) left collarbone ahead of the planned operation on Thursday of this week to plate the injury.
Very sore after his high speed crash at Edinburgh on Friday night after Derek Sneddon fell directly in front of him. Rene was extremely fortunate to escape with only a possible broken nose. If there had not been an air fence in place things could have been much worse for our skipper.
Returning to race fitness following a bad crash at Coventry two weeks ago in the televised meeting. After a tentative comeback on Friday at Armadale he was a bit more like himself on Saturday and he is due to line up for Coventry this evening in the televised Elite League Play-off from Brandon where the Bees will entertain Swindon in the first leg of their semi-final.
He aggravated his previously injured left hand in his Heat 14 fall at Armadale on Friday night and rode in discomfort on Saturday evening. However, he too is scheduled to ride in this evening's play-off semi-final first leg match at King's Lynn where the Stars entertain the Poole Pirates.
Having recovered from being knocked from his machine by Aaron Mogridge in yesterday's National League Riders' Championship at Rye House, Joe, who was representing Mildenhall, went on to amass 12 points from his five programmed rides. That put him into a Third Place run-off with one-time Rockets rider Ben Morley. But, having taken an early lead he was passed by Morley on the final lap and fell at the same time on the exit of turn two.
This resulted in Joe finishing in fourth place overall behind third placed Morley (Kent), Runner-up Steve Worrall (Cradley) and Champion Daniel Halsey (Mildenhall).
Having accepted a last minute guest booking for Glasgow yesterday morning Mason dashed up to Ashfield where having racked up 6 points from his first three rides he was involved in a big crash in his fourth outing when he clipped the back wheel of his team-mate for the day Kasper Lykke.
The fall resulted in a written off bike, a written off crash helmet and a trip to A & E to be checked over. Thankfully nothing is broken although he felt a bit 'second hand' today - just what he needed in the run up to his 21st Birthday on Saturday (4th October).
It is a quiet week for Ricky this week with his next track action coming this Saturday when he competes in Rusty's Testimonial meeting at Derwent Park.
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Last Updated : Mon 29 Sep 2014, 23:56 UK