Jack out of action

FOURTEEN-year-old motorcycle trials ace Jack Sheppard is out of action for at least the next six weeks after breaking a metacarpal bone in his right-hand.

FOURTEEN-year-old motorcycle trials ace Jack Sheppard is out of action for at least the next six weeks after breaking a metacarpal bone in his right-hand.

The Sproughton-based trials prodigy was competing in the YMSA Three-Day Trial at Bracken Rocks in Derbyshire when the incident happened and he will now miss next weekend's Inter-Centre Team Trial in Devon along with the next round of the National Youth-B Championship in the Isle of White - where a win would have seen him secure the series.

The accident happened on day two of the trial - on Sunday - when he attempted to climb a six-foot-high step-shaped rock.

Sheppard will now fight to recover from his injury in time for the next round of the National Youth-B Championship at Edmonton on October 14.


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But if the determination and perseverance he has displayed in recent years are anything to go by, he will be back up to speed in no time.

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