Colin Edwards Set For British Grand Prix

Cycle News Staff | June 9, 2011

One week after suffering a broken right collarbone, Colin Edwards will suit up tomorrow and get ready to take part in this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.The 37-year-old Edwards has been cleared to race this weekend after doctors assessed his injured shoulder today. Edwards missed last weekend’s Grand Prix of Catalunya after suffering the injury in a practice crash on his Monster Tech 3 Yamaha. It was the first MotoGP he’d missed since joining the series in 2003 – a total of 141 consecutive starts.

“I was confident I would get through the medical and now I’m just looking forward to the weekend and being back on track with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team,” Edwards said today in a release from his team. “The shoulder feels fantastic and I can’t thank Dr. Xavier Mir and his staff enough because without them I wouldn’t be in a position to even consider riding. I know it is not going to be an easy weekend because there are some fast changes of direction and hard braking at Silverstone, but I’m confident I can do a good job and bring home some points for the team.”Dr. Mir and Dr. Victor Marlet inserted a titanium plate and 13 screws in Edwards’ shoulder on Saturday, June 4 in a three-hour operation at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus in Spain.