Speedway: Poole Pirates rider Brendan Johnson undergoes tests following mystery illness

ILL: Poole Pirates rider Brendan Johnson

ILL: Poole Pirates rider Brendan Johnson

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PIRATES reserve Brendan Johnson is awaiting on blood test results that will to reveal the cause of his stomach problem.

The 22-year-old, who also rides for Mildenhall, suffered from sickness before and during Sunday’s National Trophy meeting at Leicester Lion Cubs.

There were concerns that the Poole-raised youngster had sustained a tear to the stomach lining or even a stomach ulcer.

The results of tests conducted on Sunday should throw light on the situation and the fast track charger hopes to have avoided anything serious.

Johnson told the Daily Echo: “I was throwing up blood on Sunday morning and had the shivers. I was sick throughout the meeting at Leicester.

“The track doctor thought I had a tear to my stomach wall, so he gave me some tablets and told me to go to A&E.

“I did some blood tests and now I’m just waiting for the results. It’s all a bit odd but hopefully nothing comes of it.

“I’m feeling drowsy and lethargic and just not very well. I’ve got a really bad cough as well so it’s all come at the same time.

“Luckily I haven’t got any meetings for Poole or Mildenhall this week.”

Meanwhile, Pirates star Vaclav Milik will be part of the Czech Republic quartet that races in event two of the Speedway World Cup tomorrow (6pm BST).

Milik, Ales Dryml, Josef Franc and Eduard Krcmar face up an uphill task to see off the challenge of hosts Sweden, Denmark and Latvia in Västervik.

The winner will join Poland and Great Britain in the final, with the second and third-placed teams taking on Darcy Ward’s Australia and the United States in Thursday’s race-off in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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