SHEFFIELD have received a massive boost with the news that Richard Hall should only be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
The Tigers star crashed out of the away defeat to Berwick on Saturday and it was feared he’d broken either his arm or shoulder, both of which would see him out of action for up to eight weeks.
However, after an x-ray it transpired that Hall had suffered a dislocated shoulder and no broken bones - the same injury as skipper Simon Stead suffered a week before.
Although disappointed to lose Hall for a couple of weeks, Tigers’ manager David Hoggart was relieved it wasn’t worse.
He said: “It’s excellent news because we were pretty sure he’d broken something. It’s a bad dislocation but they put the shoulder straight back in at the hospital and he’s got to have more scans this week, and then he’ll begin some intensive physiotherapy. He’ll do everything he can to come back quickly as possible.”
Hoggart also appealed for anyone who may be able to help Hall with the cost of buying a new set of racing kevlars after his had to be cut off on Saturday.
“Richard is just as gutted about the fact that he’s got to find £700 from somewhere for new kevlars as anything else,” he said. “If anyone out there could help out please get in touch with the Sheffield speedway office because it would be so greatly appreciated. It’s a tough, expensive sport and there are so many ups and downs, but it’s things like this that can really get you.”