Fears over broken hand for Monarchs’ Sam Masters

Sam Masters suffered the injury while riding for Leicester Lions. Pic: Ron MacNeill
Sam Masters suffered the injury while riding for Leicester Lions. Pic: Ron MacNeill
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Edinburgh Monarchs are sweating over the fitness of No.1 Sam Masters, who could have a broken hand after he crashed riding for his Elite League side Leicester Lions on Saturday night.

Masters came to grief when he took evasive action to avoid Swindon’s Adam Roynon, who fell in front of him and after being attended to by paramedics.

Masters went to Leicester Hospital for a preliminary examination, but after a four-and-a-half hour wait without seeing anybody, he left to travel back north.

Monarchs’ team manager Alex Harkess said: “Sam is due to visit St John’s Hospital in Livingston today. At the moment nobody is quite sure if his hand is broken or not. Sam thinks it might just be his thumb which is dislocated and says he has some movement in it. If he has broken his hand it’s not good news.”

Monarchs’ skipper Craig Cook was also in the wars in the same match guesting for Swindon. Cook was taken wide by Leicester’s Jason Doyle and tumbled off on the third bend of the first lap.

Cook will also visit hospital to get checked out.

Monarchs will be hoping to receive good news on their top duo with three matches in as many days scheduled this week.