World Speedway Champion Chris Holder Badly Injured
Defending World Speedway Champion Chris Holder underwent surgery on Monday to repair his fractured hip and broken pelvis, the result of his crash on Friday in a British Speedway League match.
Holder slid feet first under the air fence and into a concrete wall on Friday night. In addition to the hip and pelvis injuries, Holder also suffered a broken right heel and broken left shoulder. The shoulder injury won’t require surgery and the heel will be fixed at a later date.
The surgery was performed on the Australian at University Hospital Coventry in Midlands, England, but he is scheduled to be moved to a hospital closer to his base in the Poole area.
Holder is currently third in the World Speedway Grand Prix Series after winning the World Championship last year.