New injury bodyblow for King's Lynn Stars

Paddy DavittKing's Lynn's newly-crowned British U21 champion Joe Haines is out of tonight's Premier League opener against Sheffield with a broken collarbone.Lynn will employ rider replacement in Haines' absence with Chris Schramm guesting for skipper Tomas Topinka who broke his leg in the weekend Premier Trophy defeat at Rye House.Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn's newly-crowned British U21 champion Joe Haines is out of tonight's Premier League opener against Sheffield with a broken collarbone.

Lynn will employ rider replacement in Haines' absence with Chris Schramm guesting for skipper Tomas Topinka who broke his leg in the weekend Premier Trophy defeat at Rye House.

Haines fell in his last ride of Wolverhampton's Elite League win over Eastbourne on Monday night.

Lynn officials were informed yesterday but are awaiting a further injury update before revealing how long Haines could be sidelined.