Panthers star goes down with Swine Flu

KENNETH Hansen looks set to miss the Panthers' trip to Poole and home match against Wolverhampton after going down with what doctor's suspect as Swine Flu.

KENNETH Hansen looks set to miss the Panthers' trip to Poole and home match against Wolverhampton after going down with what doctor's suspect as Swine Flu.

Kenneth became unwell recently and was seen by his doctor's in Denmark, the result is they have diagnosed the Flu that is causing some major problems around the World and he has been told he cannot travel until clear.

Panthers will be utilising rider replacement for him at Poole and at home to Wolverhampton and with him being fourth in the Peterborough team, it means his rides can be taken by Mads Korneliussen, Ales Dryml and the reserves, Claus Vissing and Henning Bager.

It makes Panthers job harder but Team Manager Trevor Swales said “Its disappointing but we have no option other than to use rider replacement, we obviously hope he gets over it quite quickly and feels better in a few days”.

Promoter Mick Bratley said: “Speedway Riders are just as vulnerable to Swine Flu as all of us and it looks like Kenneth has the dubious honour of being the first EL rider to contract it. It is a shame for him as I know he has been resting extensively since our last few meetings where he pretty much got beat up and he would have been raring to go. We of course wish him a speedy recovery, and look forward to him being back in the saddle very soon”.