Positive injury news on Lynn Stars rider

King’s Lynn have received a positive injury update on skipper Josh Pickering – who should be back in action for the MacInnes Stars later this month.

The Australian crashed in Heat 1 of a fixture for his Championship club Edinburgh at Berwick nearly a fortnight ago, and has been awaiting the full diagnosis of a shoulder injury.

Pickering has now been told he fractured his left scapula close to a nerve, and issues with tendons have given him mobility problems in his left arm.

However, he has been having intensive physio with Aldridge-based specialist Steve Williams, and is hopeful that he can now limit his time out of action.

The Stars are hopeful that Pickering could even be back racing for their Premiership trip to Leicester next Thursday (May 11) – and if that does not prove to be the case, then in time for the home clash with Peterborough on May 18.

Pickering said: “While I currently don’t have an answer on exactly how long I will be on the sidelines, I am hoping it will only be a short couple of weeks.

“Finally having this information on my injury will now allow me to get the correct treatments for the injury.

“I cannot thank Steve Williams enough for doing everything in his power to get the answers I needed, and to get me back on the track doing what I love.”