Ben hopes to return to racing next season

Ben Wilson recovering and on his nans mobility scooter
Ben Wilson recovering and on his nans mobility scooter

Ben Wilson has been released from Addenbrooke’s Hospital and has returned home to Kirton where he will continue his recovery from a serious crash in Superstock practice for the North West 200 three weeks ago.

After initially being treated in Northern Ireland, he was flown to Addenbrooke’s to see the consultant that successfully treated Ian Hutchinson. The consultant immediately agreed to treat Ben, who suffered a compound fracture of his femur in the crash.

Ben Wilson EMN-160530-140535002

Ben Wilson EMN-160530-140535002

He had an operation to stabilise the femur which was badly broken and will return to Addenbrooke’s in two weeks time for a check-up and to prepare for the next operation, which will involve putting an external fixation cage around the upper leg. This is likely to remain in place for a further six months, after which the surgeon will decide if further surgery is required.

Despite that, Ben is still upbeat, saying: “The consultant is the best in the country and if he says he can fix my leg then he will. I have every confidence in him and, although it’s going to take quite a while, I am already planning for a return to racing at the beginning of next season.”