Apr 13, 2013
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From a press release
issued by FIXI Crescent Suzuki
FIM Superbike World Championship: FIXI Crescent Suzuki's Leon Camier (2) before it all went bad at Motorland Aragon.
Camier ruled out of Aragon World Superbike race
FIXI Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier will be forced to miss the rest of this weekend’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship event at Motorland Aragon in Spain due to the injuries he sustained in a huge crash on Saturday.
Camier high-sided during the first qualifying session on Saturday afternoon and suffered severe trauma to his left knee in the accident. After initial inspection at the track, he was immediately taken to Alcaniz hospital where the injury was assessed and operated on soon after. The procedure was successful and Camier will now need to spend a minimum of five days in a splint while the wound heals. He is hoping to be fit for the next round at Assen in two weeks’ time and will begin his recuperation as soon as he is released from hospital later today.
FIXI Crescent Suzuki will make further announcements on the condition of Camier and his progression to full fitness, as more news becomes available.
“To be in the hospital and kept away from the race due to a flesh wound is boring and extremely frustrating to say the least. Having said that, I guess I should be thankful that nothing is broken as it was a pretty big impact. My frustration is made so much worse because the bike was feeling good, the lap-time was coming easily and I know we could have had a good fight this weekend.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to be back at Assen, it all depends on how the surgery heals. I just hope our luck changes and that we can get back out there to give the team a result.”