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Steve Plater injured during practice for North West 200

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HM Plant Honda‰Ûªs Steve Plater has sustaining a broken arm during this week‰Ûªs practices for Saturday‰Ûªs North West 200 races leaving him unable to compete on Saturday.

Plater crashed at the last corner, Quarry Hill, when he lost the front end of the bike and slid heavily into the safety fencing.

Steve was immediately attended to by marshals and medics on the course and taken to Coleraine hospital where he underwent a full examination. It was quickly evident that his head, main body and legs were fine and that the main injury was to his left arm.

X-rays have confirmed that Steve has a broken left arm at the mid forearm point - with clean breaks to both the ulna and radius bones ‰ÛÒ and he will need an operation to have both bones plated. Steve‰Ûªs arm has been plastered and he will remain in hospital overnight as a precautionary measure, ahead of his operation tomorrow.

Steve is fortunate to have come away from his high speed crash with relatively minor injuries and this is testament to the FIM approved safety bales which absorbed the majority of the impact, the quality of Steve‰Ûªs leathers and helmet and also his quick thinking, as when he knew he was sliding towards the kerb he picked his legs up to minimise any further injury.

Steve remembers the whole accident and, although in pain, was talking to paramedics and HM Plant Honda‰Ûªs team manager, Harvey Beltran, before being taken to hospital by ambulance ‰ÛÒ in fact the first thing he said was to ask Harvey to call Vicky (his wife) and reeled off her number!

Whilst being incredibly disappointed to be missing Saturday‰Ûªs North West 200 races, Steve would like to thank everyone for the numerous good wishes already received. And, in his true determined spirit, Steve plans to watch Saturday‰Ûªs races from the pits and is already focusing on what he needs to do get back on the seat of his HM Plant Honda Fireblade as quickly as possible in order to retain his current lead in the British Superstock Championship.

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