Injury-wise, it has been a treacherous season in the World Superbike paddock so far this year. While everyone patiently waits for good news about Joan Lascorz, this weekend another ride has suffered a neck injury: Canada’s Brett McCormick. Crashing in Race 2 at Assen, the Effenbert Liberty Racing rider was immediately attended to by the circuit’s medical center, where it was deemed he had suffered trauma to his cervical spine (the same area Lascorz injured), but thankfully did not appear to have any damage to his nervous system.
While ruling out everyone’s worst fear, McCormick did suffer a tremendous crash, and has facial trauma, which includes a hematomas to his eye sockets. The Canadian has also sustained a fracture to his right thumb, and was sent to the hospital in Assen for further evaluation for all these injuries.
Doctors at the hospital confirmed that McCormick had fractured his fifth and sixth vertebrae, and has since be transferred to the Groningen hospital where doctors will stabilize his condition. We will post further updates about McCormick as we get them, and hope for his speedy recovery from this incident. Fans can tweet get-well-wishes to the likable Canadian rider via this link.