Alden suffers suspected broken neck

Berwick Speedway are sweating on medical reports after their rider Sebastian Alden suffered a suspected broken neck at Sheffield on Thursday night.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 8:12 am
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 9:47 am
Seb Alden, Berwick Bandits.

The Swede, who is making his comeback with the Bandits this season, was injured when he crashed out at Owlerton in heat 13.

Eye witnesses say he was thrown over his handlebars after clipping the safety fence at the Yorkshire track.

Team manager Scott Courtney later said Alden had been taken to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for exploratory x-rays to his neck as there was a concern about a break or a crack.

Bandits lost the meeting 49-36, after the meeting was abandoned after heat 14 when the local curfew was reached, although the result will stand.

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