Poole Pirates: Injured Kyle Newman to pull out of British Semi-final

INJURED: Kyle Newman

INJURED: Kyle Newman

First published in Sport
Last updated
Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by

PIRATES charger Kyle Newman tonight made the “gut-wrenching” decision to pull out of tomorrow's British Semi-final at Sheffield.

The doubling-up rider ruptured a thigh muscle while riding for Plymouth at Peterborough eight days ago and was keen not to worsen the injury.

But he made the decision with a heavy heart as he felt that qualification for the British Final was within his reach.

The 22-year-old will now hope to receive a wild card into the showpiece event, his only possible route forward.

Newman told the Daily Echo: It was my goal to get into the British Final this year and it was a gut-wrenching decision to pull out because I am brimming with confidence.

“I love the Sheffield track and have always gone well there, so with the form I was in, it felt like everything was in place.

“I thought long and hard about it and unfortunately I’ve gone with my head over my heart.

“If I did go there and tweak the injury, that could put me out for a longer spell and I would be more gutted at doing that than missing out on the British Semi-final altogether.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree