Motorcycling: Crutchlow fractures tibia in cycling slip

Motorcycling: Crutchlow fractures tibia in cycling slip
FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Qatar Grand Prix - Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar - March 10, 2019 Third placed LCR Honda CASTROL's Cal Crutchlow celebrates on the podium after the race REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari -
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(Reuters) – LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says he will try and compete in Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring despite fracturing a tibia after he slipped while out cycling on a cobbled road.

The 33-year-old Briton, who once severed a tendon on a finger while cutting Parmesan cheese, is 10th in the championship after eight races.

“I’m heading into the weekend with a bit of an injury to my right leg as yesterday, when I was out training on my bicycle, I slipped whilst I was off the bike checking something and hit my knee,” he explained on Facebook.

“There’s a small damage to one of the ligaments, which we think is the ACL, and we’ve had to have some fluid removed as it was swollen.

“We’ll have to see how I feel tomorrow on the bike, but hopefully I can bend the knee enough to be able to be competitive this weekend.”

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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