Cameron Heeps enjoys a successful operation. He’s buzzing now about the season and is targeting a three-week return to the saddle. Witches fans will be delighted with the news

Cameron Heeps

Cameron Heeps - Credit: Archant

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches fans will be breathing a sigh of relief today as their Aussie whizz-kid Cameron Heeps looks all set to be fit for the start of the season.

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches fans will be breathing a sigh of relief today as their Aussie whizz-kid Cameron Heeps looks all set to be fit for the start of the season.

The 18-year-old, who is now back in England, underwent a successful operation on his troublesome wrist last week and the early prognosis is good, with the talented teenager desperate to get back on a bike.

“I still have a little bit of pain, but other than that all seems fine,” Heeps said.

“I go back to see the specialist on March 5 and we will know more then, but it seems things are looking good already.


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“My plan was always to target press and practice day (March 17) for my return and that date hasn’t changed. I told the surgeon that was the date I would like to go for and he agreed it was more than possible.”

Heeps endured a quiet time Down Under in the winter as he sought to rest his wrist ahead of the English season.

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He rode in the Aussie Under-21s but admitted he was ‘not prepared enough’ and scored just four points.

“My whole time in Oz – as I wasn’t riding very much – I hated it,” Heeps added.

“I’m buzzing to get going. I can’t wait to get on the bike again, that’s all I want to do.”

Those words will be music to the ears of the Foxhall faithful with Heeps looking to improve on a hugely successful 2013 season, despite the fact that, once again, he hasn’t got an Elite League club to double up with.

“The new rulings about riders at reserve in the Elite League have hit the likes of myself,” he added.

“I want to ride as much as I can and I would like a go in the Elite League. Perhaps it won’t happen. We’ll see.

“We (the Witches) look a pretty solid line-up and Ritchie Hawkins will be a great captain, he’s a real laugh and good for team spirit.”

The Witches’ season begins on Saturday, March 22 with the Morten Risager Testimonial meeting. That will feature, among others, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Kenneth Bjerre, Scott Nicholls and most of the Witches team.

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