JAMES Toseland is out of next week’s Superbike round at Donington Park after breaking his wrist in practice.
He had surgery in Manchester on Saturday and is set to be sidelined for around six weeks and is not expected to return to action until the Italian round at Monza in May.
The double world champion had his wrist “wired” after badly displacing bones in his right wrist in the crash whilst testing at Motorland Aragon in Spain.
“I was getting a lot of pain in my wrist when I got back to my hotel,” said the Kiveton-based rider.
“My specialist in Manchester, who had seen the initial scan, gave me another X-ray when I flew back and he decided to operate because there was no blood flow which meant the bone could die if there wasn’t immediate surgery.
“It is a massive disappointment to be missing Donnington next week and then I’ll have to sit out the following round in Assen as well.
“It’s a blow, too, for all those people who support me and provide support for me.
“I shall look forward to when I’m back in action, it can’t come soon enough,” he added.