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Camier targets Jerez comeback



Leon Camier expects to miss the USA and French rounds of the WSBK Championship after undergoing an operation on his broken foot.

The Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider fractured seven bones in his right foot when he landed heavily after a massive high-side in first practice at Istanbul on Friday.

The Brit also sustained a hairline fracture in his ankle and contusions to his elbow.

Camier underwent an "intricate operation" over the weekend and expects he will miss Laguna Seca and Magny-Cours but is hoping to be back on his Suzuki for the season-ending race at Jerez.

"I am obviously really disappointed with what happened and frustrated that I now have to miss some races," said Camier.

"As far as the crash goes, I knew the grip was bad and I was riding accordingly in the conditions. I went through the first left-hander at the top of the hill and the rear just came round on me off the gas - I was really not expecting it to happen!

"It has left me with seven fractures in the foot and I've got wires, pins and screws in there. It was an intricate operation and the surgeon made sure he did the best job he could.

"We now have to work out how to get the best rehabilitation for it and I'll be pushing as hard as I can to come back for Jerez."

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