King’s Lynn Stars hoping for good news following Kenneth Bjerre’s Speedway Grand Prix crash
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Kenneth Bjerre has handed Elite League title hopefuls King's Lynn Stars another injury scare ahead of the play-offs.
The Danish heat leader crashed during the semi-final of Saturday's Grand Prix and pulled himself out of competing during the re-run. And while it's not yet known how serious the problem is, team boss Rob Lyon will be crossing his fingers that it's not too serious.
Lynn are already without top gun Niels-Kristian Iversen going into the end-of-season shoot-out for glory. So the possible absence of Bjerre would be a massive blow for Lynn's hopes of lifting their first top-flight crown.
Bjerre said on Twitter, prior to a scheduled meeting on the continent last night: 'Gutted I can't race. Shoulder has popped out and body very sore. Sorry to fans.'
Bjerre would become the third Stars rider to be sidelined at the business end of 2014 if he is ruled out of action. Lewis Rose's place in the team has however been taken by club asset Simon Lambert. But Lyon would have to select guests to replace the Dane if he fails to make a return, meaning they would track two non-Lynn riders during the play-offs.
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The crash was also disappointing for Lynn's little man as he looked to boost his hopes of bagging a top-eight GP finish. That would secure an automatic place in next year's series. His 10 points in Vojens leaves him nine behind Troy Batchelor in eighth. Andreas Jonsson won the meeting while Greg Hancock – who missed out through injury – still leads the standings by seven from reigning champion Tai Woffinden.
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