ADAM Roynon faces a long spell on the sidelines after breaking a leg in Redcar Bears’ 50-40 Premier League defeat at Ipswich.
Roynon had been in outstanding form for the Ridewell/Simpson Racing UK Bears this term and was regularly making mincemeat of his 3.85 average with double figure scores.
After winning his first race at Ipswich and falling after leading his second, he fell again in heat seven after battling with Taylor Poole for the lead.
He landed awkwardly and was given oxygen before being taken to hospital with a pains in his left leg.
“He was in good spirits and trying to make light of it,” said team manager Jitendra Duffill, “but nobody else felt like laughing.
“It’s such a shame. Not only is he a talented rider, but he was also a great lad to have in the pits.”
It’s a big blow for the 22-year-old Cumbrian who battled back from life threatening injuries sustained while training with the Great Britain squad in 2009 and suffered further injury setbacks last year.
On a personal note, I’m gutted because Adam is a gifted and determined rider – a real racer – and a genuinely nice bloke too. Get well soon Royno.