Eastbourne’s number one Joonas Kylmakorpi is in hospital after a horror crash at King’s Lynn last night.
In heat one he tangled with the home side’s Daniel Nermark on the first corner.
Kylmakorpi hit the fence hard and received treatment on the track for 30 minutes before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
Checks were being carried out by doctors on a range of injuries including neck, collarbone and pelvis.
Without Kylmakorpi, the Eagles slumped to a 59-31 defeat and recorded only one heat winner, Lewis Bridger in heat 6 with a dash round the boards on the last corner to take the chequered flag.
The visitors were only six points adrift are nine heats but slumped in the later stages, conceding maximum 5-1 wins in the last five races.
Eastbourne released a statement on Kylmakorpi’s condition earlier today (Thursday), saying: Joonas Kylmakorpi, who was taken to hospital after a nasty crash at King’s Lynn last night, has been released from hospital.
“His injuries were not as bad as first feared.
H”e has a cracked collarbone and damage to the shoulder socket. Kylmakorpi will be seeking immediate treatment with the hope of returning to the track within three to four weeks.”