SHOULDER INJURY STOPS IDM START FOR STEFAN NEBEL AT NUERBURGRING
After the bitter disappointment of sustaining the injury in the last round at Oschersleben, Nebel from Velbert in Germany made a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to be back on the track for his home race and was even present at free practice on Friday.
Even after intensive medical therapy and physiotherapy over the past 12 days it has not been possible for him to be back on the start for the races this weekend.
The final decision came after he attempted to ride in free practice and he will be a spectator this weekend. While his teammate Matej Smrz, Stefan will have more time to spend with fans and sponsors.
Stefan Nebel, Inghart KTM Team Germany:“I broke my right collarbone in a collision with Dario Giuseppetti and I tried everything over the past days to be fit again. I was finally able to ride but at what price? There was not only the intense pain but also the danger of injuring myself again and all this for perhaps eighth or tenth place. That just wouldn’t be sensible. The problem is that the fracture is quite wide apart and that means it is going to take longer to heal. I will decide this week together with my tream if I continue to let the fracture heal by itself or have an operation. Actually some good luck did come out of this because I was wearing a chest protector and without this I would also have injured my ribs.