Sep 22, 2001
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From a Ducati press release:<BR><BR>FOGARTY INJURY UPDATE<BR><BR>Four times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty, who was injured in a supermoto testing accident in Britain yesterday, is expected to be back to full fitness in 8-10 weeks.<BR><BR>The former Ducati factory rider suffered a fractured tibia and fibula of his right leg, the same as the one broken early in his career, in a slow corner crash with the factory CCM supermoto team at Anglesey in North Wales.<BR><BR>According to reports, he lost the front end of his 640 bike and his leg became caught up as it cart-wheeled.<BR><BR>On Friday evening, doctors at Bangor Hospital, where Fogarty was taken, manipulated the bones back into place and a reassessment of the injury was due to be made Saturday morning.<BR><BR>Professor Andy Carr, the specialist who followed Fogarty's arm injury after last year's career-ending smash, estimated that he would be back to fitness in two months time.<BR><BR>Michaela Fogarty declared: "Obviously we are very concerned at the injury. We had just managed to get him right with his shoulder so the last thing we needed now was an injury to his right leg".<BR><BR>Fogarty, together with current factory Ducati rider Ruben Xaus, was expected to take part in one of the world's most prestigious supermoto races at Mettet, Belgium next month.