Mitchell DAVEY today conceded defeat in his battle to be fit for Edinburgh Monarchs televised Premier League speedway clash against Somerset Rebels at the Oak Tree Arena tomorrow night.
The Monarchs reserve broke his wrist during his side’s 61-32 League Cup drubbing of Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield two weeks ago, but was optimistic of returning ahead of the five week lay off doctors had prescribed.
The Aussie, who recently joined Monarchs as a replacement for Marcel Helfer, explained: “My wrist is still heavily strapped up and with Monarchs riding three meetings this week, it was too big a risk to come back.
“Doctors have told me my wrist has been broken in an unusual place and had I chosen to race and hurt it again then surgery would have been required, which would have kept me sidelined for at least eight weeks. It’s not worth it.”
Davey added that he is hopeful of riding again before the end of the month. “Although doctors don’t want to see me for another month, I plan to visit them within the next fortnight.
“I might manage to take some second-half rides to test my wrist out, but I definitely want to be back sooner than later, because Monarchs have some important matches coming up.”