Concern about Lewis Kerr casts a shadow over King’s Lynn Stars’ trip to Wolverhampton Wolves
- Credit: Ian Burt
King's Lynn head to Wolverhampton in a sombre mood this evening following Lewis Kerr's involvement in a high-speed accident.
Rob Lyon's sidewere heading to Wolves feeling upbeat after they picked up a losing bonus point at Elite League leaders Coventry Bees on Friday evening – which edged the Stars another step closer to grabbing an all important play-off position.
However, those feelings have been replaced by ones of concern after Stars' rider Kerr was airlifted to hospital yesterday in an induced coma as a result of an horrific crash in Peterborough.
The 25-year-old will miss this evening's meeting at Monmore Green but his absence feels insignificant given the fact he remains in hospital with severe head injuries. Kerr's place will be taken by Edinburgh's Robert Branford.
Fellow Norfolk rider Robert Lambert is also missing for Lynn's latest fixture.
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He pulled out of the Premier League Fours meeting – which was abandoned due to Kerr's sickening crash – with a shoulder problem.
Lambert, 17, was going to compete in a heat leader position for the first time with Kenneth Bjerre dropping down to number four. But although the new averages have come into place, the teenager will have to wait before being able to take to the tapes as one his outfit's big-hitters.
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Lynn have already ridden once at Wolves this term. They triumphed 50-40 in May. It was their last away victory.
Wolves: 1 Freddie Lindgren, 2 Jacob Thorssell, 3 Ricky Wells, 4 Tobiasz Musielak, 5 Peter Karlsson, 6 Lewis Blackbird, 7 Josh Bates
Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Nicklas Porsing, 3 Rider/Replacement, 4 Kenneth Bjerre, 5 Vaclav Milik, 6 Robert Branford (Guest), 7 Ashley Morris