King’s Lynn Stars’ Rory Schlein has no recollection of sickening spill against Coventry Bees

Rory Schlein. Picture: IAN BURT

Rory Schlein. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: Ian Burt

Rory Schlein remembers nothing about being involved in the crash which stunned the Adrian Flux Arena into silence.

The King's Lynn rider was taken to the town's Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday night after getting caught up in a sickening three-man pile-up during the Stars' Elite League clash with Coventry Bees. Shocked spectators feared Schlein, who broke his back less than a year ago, had damaged his repaired spine. But the 31-year-old confirmed this afternoon that part of his body has escaped injury.

The Australian, in a statement posted on social media, said: 'I'm feeling a bit more myself now. Have been heavily medicated.

'I left hospital last night but will be returning to surgeons on Wednesday to find out what the next step we take on my shoulder is.

'I have no memory of the crash nor the rest of the night and was in and out of consciousness. I have a splice fracture in my upper arm but it was the severity of the dislocation which is the main concern.

'Will know more come Wednesday after allowing the swelling to go down.'

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The Bees' Kacper Woryna had his badly lacerated hand operated today while team-mate Danny King, who walked away from the spill, competed in the re-run of heat 14 and has since ridden for Premier League Ipswich Witches.

As a result of his concussion, regardless of his shoulder problem, Schlein will miss Lynn's next meeting at home to Leicester Lions on Thursday.

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Team boss Rob Lyon will have to find a guest for his captain or operate the rider-replacement facility and run with a six-man team as Lynn look to build on their narrow 46-44 victory over Coventry.

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