Aaron Fox doubtful to ride in Tigers clash

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Edinburgh Monarchs’ American star Aaron Fox could be a doubt for this week’s Premier League speedway derby clash against Glasgow Tigers at Armadale.

He was forced to withdraw from Monarchs’ tie with Berwick Bandits on Friday following just one race.

The meeting marked Fox’s return from injury following a heavy tumble at Berwick two weeks ago when Bandits ace Matthew Wethers clipped his back wheel. Fox suffered concussion and took a blow to his shoulder.

He was passed fit to ride and looked comfortable in collecting two points in his first outing against Bandits pair Alex Edberg and Matej Kus.

But he complained of feeling dizzy on his return to the pits and on medical advice took no further part in the match which Monarchs comfortably won 57-32.

Monarchs co-promoter John Campbell today said that Fox is due to visit his doctor this week and the club will await any diagnosis before

naming him in their starting line-up against the Tigers.

Campbell told the Evening News : “At this stage I don’t know if he will be fit to ride. He obviously had pain in his shoulder in excess of what he had anticipated on Friday.

“He also had difficulty for a time breathing because of the pain, and this in turn made him feel dizzy.

“He obviously came back too soon. His concern throughout was the knock to his head at Berwick and perhaps he let that occupy his attention rather than the pain in his shoulder.”

Campbell added: “He certainly looked comfortable in the one race he completed and will be desperate to get back into action again. He came across here to race and that’s what he wants to do in addition to scoring points, which he has been doing for the club.”

Fox commented: “Once I have been to the doctor and if I get the all clear I’m hoping to ride against Glasgow on Friday.”

Meanwhile in an attempt to fit in their remaining league fixtures before the cut off date for the play-offs next month Monarchs will stage a double header against Redcar and Newcastle on Friday September 12, and will travel to Ashfield to face Glasgow on Sunday September 14.