Isle of Man TT star and World Endurance Championship rider, Michael Rutter injured himself this week while training with the Honda TT Legends EWC squad in France. Crashing on his Honda CBR1000RR endurance race bike, Rutter broke his leg at Dunlop’s Mireval test track, and was diagnosed with a crack at the base of his tibia.
“It didn’t feel too bad at first and I was walking around after the crash but we thought it was best to get an x-ray done just to be sure,” explained Rutter. “That revealed a crack at the base of my tibia near the ankle joint. I was given crutches and a temporary cast so I can get back to the UK and get it sorted out. Hopefully it won’t take too long to heal and I’ll be back on the bike as soon as possible.”
Rutter’s 2013 race docket is a full one, with the World Endurance Championship, British Superbike Championship, Isle of Man TT (all the solo classes), North West 200, and various other road races scheduled throughout the year.
This injury could also affect Rutter’s ability to ride for the Bathams Honda team a BSB’s opening round at Brands Hatch on April 7th, though he should be healed in time to race for the Honda TT Legends team at the North West 200. Rutter will surely miss the official EWC test at Albacete, Spain.