King’s Lynn ace Risager on road to recovery

King's Lynn's doubling up Elite League ace Morten Risager could return to action as early as next month after damaging his hand recently in an horrific shunt.

The Dane was due to appear for the Stars in the impressive league win at Eastbourne but severed the little finger on his right-hand racing for Ipswich at Rye House over the Easter period. Surgeons successfully re-attached the digit and Witches' team bosss Pete Simmons confirmed the operation was a success.

'He has had a wire put into his finger and has to have it there for a month,' he said. 'It then depends on how much movement he has as to when he will be able to return. It is his throttle hand so it is not as delicate as his clutch hand, but he still needs good movement before he can return.'

The Stars resume their Elite League campaign after a fortnight's break at Lakeside this Saturday.