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by David Swarts
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On Sunday, August 3, Jordan Szoke, the nine-time and
defending Canadian Superbike Champion and the defending Canadian National
Observed Trials Champion, suffered multiple fractures of his right thumb.
Szoke had surgery later that night at Royal Victoria
Hospital, in Barrie, Ontario, at the hands of Dr. Kennith Dickie. In the
surgery, Dr. Dickie pinned fractures of Szoke’s proximal phalange bone and his
distal phalange bone, according to Szoke’s wife Amy.
Szoke is scheduled to have a follow-up appointment Thursday
in Ontario. After that appointment Szoke will decide whether he will try to
ride or not at the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship doubleheader finale
this coming weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (a.k.a. Mosport), according
to a press release issued Tuesday.
Szoke, who rides a Mopar Express Lane/BMW Motorrad S1000RR, currently
leads the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship by 13 points.