Broken arm socket for Louis

INJURED Evening Star Witches skipper Chris Louis has had an operation in Ipswich Hospital, after his horror crash at Foxhall on Thursday night.

Mike Bacon

By Mike Bacon

INJURED Evening Star Witches skipper Chris Louis has had an operation in Ipswich Hospital, after his horror crash at Foxhall on Thursday night.

Louis has broken his arm socket rather than his arm, which is what was first thought.


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Whether it will make his comeback any more speedy remains to be seen however.

His father, Ipswich promoter John, said last night: “Chris is described as reasonably comfortable and still on painkillers.

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“It is too early to comment on what his future holds, but I know that he was enjoying his racing this year.”

Louis is in his 20th year riding for his home town club where he has become an institution also acting as skipper and rider/manager.

Early estimations are that it will be September before he will be able to return to the track.

Full use of the arm and shoulder is of course vital for speedway riders and any weakness would severely restrict performance.

Louis has recovered from two far worse injuries firstly when he suffered severe head injuries in a crash in Poland and then a serious back injury, while riding in Sweden.

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