‘Tough day at the office’ says Kerr after horror smash at King’s Lynn
PUBLISHED: 10:50 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 06 July 2018
King’s Lynn Stars rider Lewis Kerr sustained a fracture of his left leg and a broken right foot in three places on what he described as “a very tough day at the office”.
Kerr is recovering from Wednesday’s crash during the meeting against Leicester Tigers at the Adrian Flux Arena.
It’s another awful blow for Kerr’s career after he sustained life-threatening injuries following a horrific track crash in 2015.
And the 28-year-old admitted: “It’s a pretty bad one.
“I’ve got a long spiral fracture on my left tibia and broken several bones in my right foot.
“I’ve got more scans to come to see if there’s any further damage.
“It’s a very tough day at the office to say the least, but I’d like to thank all the fans for their kind messages, it means a lot.”
The Stars also lost Kasper Andersen, who suffered a broken shoulder and concussion.
The meeting had to be abandoned following the need for a new ambulance after Kerr’s crash in heat six.
After a lengthy delay, the crash involving Anderson happened at 10.15pm and no chance for the meeting to continue at such a late stage.
Now the club has to patch up their squad before going to Somerset on July 11.
Ty Proctor says the Stars must re-group and stick together.
Proctor said: “It was a difficult night for the club. No one wants to see crashes and injuries like that to their team-mates or rivals.
“I feel for Buster Chapman and the management. They did their best to get the meeting on but it was exceptional circumstances.
“You just can’t predict two big incidents like that. It’s just one of those things, it’s a dangerous sport. We have to accept that.
“Buster had produced an excellent track. Considering how hot the weather has been, it was in brilliant condition and there was little or no dust whatsoever.
“It was a bit grippy and that caught a couple of the guys out, but nothing out of the ordinary.
“I spoke to Lewis on the phone today and he agreed it was just a racing incident, nothing to blame in any way.
“We just need to re-group and stick together as a club.
“The senior riders and the management spoke after the meeting and we agreed it’s important to stay strong.”