Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -1°C

Search

Broken wrist for Covatti is a huge blow for Witches as more injuries strike the Foxhall Heath club

PUBLISHED: 11:54 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 21 April 2017

Nico Covatti, recovering well from his serious wrist injury

Nico Covatti, recovering well from his serious wrist injury

© Copyright Stephen Waller

Ipswich Witches rider Nico Covatti has confirmed he has suffered a broken wrist after a crash at Redcar on Thursday evening.

The Argentinean born Italian came to grief in heat 12 of the Witches’ defeat when going around team-mate Danyon Hume and Covatti released the news on his injury on his Facebook page in his native Spanish which translates as follows.

“Hello to all my friends and fans. Last night I had a bad accident when I was passing my team-mate around the outside and he could not see me and opened up a little towards me.#

“We got hooked up when my left hand got caught between the mudguard and the rear wheel. From there we hit the air fence hard.

“I have multiple fractures in my left wrist which is not good and I’m hoping to have surgery today. Thank you to everyone for their messages of support and especially to Coty Garcia who was by my side in the ambulance. I will return soon.”

It is not known how long Covatti will be out for and the Witches will operate Rider Replacment this weekend for the fixtures at home to Redcar on Saturday and away to Newcastle on Sunday.

Already without Kyle Newman, who damaged his shoulder on the opening night of the season at Poole, it has been a torrid start to the 2017 campaign for Chris Louis’ team.

Tomorrow night the Witches are at home to Redcar.

Live build-up, action and reaction as Ipswich Town take on Preston in the Championship.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End in a Championship match at Deepdale this afternoon. STUART WATSON previews the action.

We have assembled a group of Town fans to predict the outcome of Ipswich games and have their say on what’s going on at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy spoke openly about his uncertain future at this morning’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Preston. STUART WATSON posed the questions.

Martyn Waghorn wants Ipswich Town to make a fast start and ‘have a real go’ at Preston North End tomorrow afternoon.

Mick McCarthy has confirmed striker David McGoldrick will not play again this season.

Mick McCarthy believes Luke Hyam needs to remain patient and push his case on the field as he enters the final few months of his Ipswich Town contract.

Mick McCarthy is hopeful Joe Garner will be fit to face former club Preston this weekend while a trio of youngsters could get a chance to impress at Deepdale.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End, at Deepdale, on Saturday in what will be their third Championship game in seven days.

Bacon’s Bites: In this week’s column, Mike Bacon takes a look at how the FA Cup is alive and kicking, plus, have you taken in a Spanish football game?

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24