Miller hopeful of Brno medical clearance

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Jack Miller is hopeful he will receive the all-clear to contest this weekend’s Czech Republic Grand Prix despite sustaining a fractured vertebra and wrist in Austria.

The rising Australian talent was ruled out of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring due to the injuries incurred in a high speed crash at Turn 8 during the morning warm-up.

Following a visit to the nearby Leoben hospital, Miller had hoped to compete in the 28-lap race before doctors declared the Townsville rider was unfit to ride.

The Queenslander has suffered a hairline fracture to his T6 vertebra alongside the wrist injury.

The latest setback comes as an added blow after suffering a broken leg in pre-season and a fractured bone in his foot that forced him to withdraw from the Circuit of the Americas round in April.

Jack Miller posted this X Ray image of his fractured vertebra on his Facebook page

Jack Miller posted this X Ray image of his fractured vertebra on his Facebook page

Although keen to return to the saddle at Brno this weekend, Marc VDS Honda confirmed a decision regarding the Aussie’s participation will be made on Wednesday.

“This is not the way I wanted to start the second half of the season but that’s the way it is,” said Miller.

“It’s a shame it didn’t work out for me but I’ll keep giving it 100 percent and now I’m hoping to be fit to race in Brno next week, as I really like that track.

“I banged my foot and that’s a bit sore, as is my wrist and vertebra with the small fractures but hopefully I can heal quickly.”

Miller remains 13th in the championship standings despite missing Sunday’s race.

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