Darcy Ward Suffers Spinal Injury

Aussie Solo Rider Darcy Ward has gone under the knife in Poland after suffering a suspected spinal injury.

The 23-year-old Aussie, widely viewed as one of world speedway’s brightest talents, crashed on his fifth ride during Zielona Gora's home clash with Grudziadz.

Riding for his team "Pirates" the team statement said that Ward had "no lower body feeling at this time".

Team boss Neil Middleditch, who Ward lodges with during the season, is due to fly to Poland early tomorrow.

Poole number one Chris Holder altered his travel plans to be with Ward.

Pirates promoter Matt Ford told the Daily Echo: “We know it to be a very severe accident.

“He’s our son and we all feel that, especially people like Neil and myself who have worked with him and been great friends and admirers of him.

“Everyone in the club is praying for better news than the news we are currently receiving.”

Swindon loanee Ward had been due to feature against his parent club in an Elite League clash at Wimborne Road tomorrow.

From all at The Motorsport Channel we wish him a speedy recovery.