Stars fans’ favourite is glad he does not need surgery

Injured King’s Lynn fans’ favourite Thomas Jorgensen admits he was relieved to discover his back and neck injuries did not require surgery.

The Dane has now commenced a lengthy recovery process back at home after his crash at Edinburgh last month, and he will not race again this season.

Jorgensen suffered a burst fracture to the T6 vertebra in his back, and a fracture to the C7 vertebra in his neck.

Thomas Jorgensen
Thomas Jorgensen

And he’s paid tribute to a major show of support from the speedway family who have assisted him and wife Samantha at such a worrying time.

Jorgensen said: “The spinal specialist in Edinburgh decided not to operate, which is a huge relief as this comes with a lot of risks.

“The injuries are being treated conservatively, so I am having to wear a hard neck collar for 12 weeks and a TLSO back brace, as and when I need it most.

“After spending five nights in Forth Valley Hospital in Scotland, I am now back home. At the moment I’m finding it very difficult to get any form of comfort as I am in a lot of pain, but it is such a relief to be back home again and to start on my road to recovery.

“Myself and Samantha would just like thank each and everyone who has sent messages of support and well wishes.

“I assure you, they have not gone unnoticed, but as you can imagine it has been a struggle for us to do anything over the past few days, but I will be replying as soon as I can.

“The support we have received from the Ben Fund and the ‘go fund me’ page has just been just incredible and we can’t thank everyone enough for the generosity people have shown us. It has been overwhelming, and we are so grateful.”

There is better news on the Stars’ other injured Danish racer, with Michael Palm Toft expected to make his comeback on his home Championship track of Scunthorpe tonight (Friday).

Palm Toft has been sidelined since a crash in Lynn’s home win over Wolverhampton in mid-June but was back on a bike for practice this week.

If he comes through his first meeting unscathed, he will be back in the Stars’ side for their run-in, which continues with another home match against Ipswich next Thursday.