Wayne Maxwell to undergo surgery on broken collarbone Tuesday | CRF250 crash at Frankston MX track
By Russell Colvin
Current Australasian Superbike Championship leader Wayne Maxwell will undergo surgery on a broken collarbone tomorrow after he came off his dirt bike last Thursday while riding his Honda CRF 250 at the Frankston motocross track.
Maxwell’s surgeon will make the decision on Tuesday to either plate his right collarbone or screw it together, but either way the 31-year old Victorian should be fit enough to be competitive at next month’s ASC round at Wakefield Park in NSW.
This will be the first time that Maxwell has had his collarbone screwed or plated so he is not 100 per cent sure on how he is looking for Wakefield Park. “I have never had a collarbone plated or screwed,” Maxwell told MCNews.com.au. “I’m not too sure how were looking for Wakefield Park, but by all reports they (doctors) are telling me I will be able to struggle through Wakefield and come out the other side and be healed up.”
With the unfortunate ‘mishap’, Maxwell will be forced to sit on the sidelines when round three of the FIM Endurance World Championship resumes for the 8 Hours of Oschersleben in Germany this weekend. Maxwell’s replacement at Monster Energy YART will be 25-year old Frenchman Lucas Mahias.
“I’m hugely disappointed not to be going back to Europe to compete in the next round of the Endurance World Championship for Yamaha Austria.
“I’m sorry for the team that I have let them down, but hopefully I can get my shoulder sorted and get it strong enough for the last round for the 24-Hour Le Mans in late September.”