Canadian superbike racer Dan Kruger seriously injured

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The bad luck continues to roll in for Canadian ex-pat motorcycle racer Dan Kruger, with word of severe injuries suffered last month in China.

Details on the incident are scant, but word just came out yesterday that Kruger was severely injured in mid-March in China. It’s not clear if he suffered his injuries on-track or elsewhere, or if he was even riding. Regardless of the details, it sounds as if Kruger’s pretty banged up.

According to his team’s press release, Kruger fractured several vertebrae and suffered other damage to his back. He also broke his foot and hurt his right hand, and also injured his right pinky finger again, the same finger he damaged earlier. He also had a minor concussion, which has cleared up by now.

As a result of the injuries, Kruger’s already had to cancel his plans for the first two rounds of the Chinese Superbike Championship. He’s also had to bow out of the North West 200 in Northern Ireland, and doesn’t know what will happen to the rest of his racing plans for this year and beyond, as the impact of his injuries is still being assessed.

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  1. […] After success in China’s Pan-Delta series, Kruger’s moved on to well-known events like the Isle of Man TT, the Suzuka 8-Hour, and last year, the Macau GP. However, his luck soured just as it looked like he was making a breakthrough into the roadracing mainstream (if you could call the IOMTT, Suzuka, and Macau mainstream). He suffered a bad crash at Suzuka in 2015, and then after winning the opening race in the Chinese superbike series this winter, he had another bad crack-up this spring. […]

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