Berwick Bandit Alex Edberg hopes for quick recovery after shocking crash

BERWICK Bandits’ Alex Edberg hopes to return to speedway next spring following successful surgery on his back and collarbone.

BERWICK Bandits’ Alex Edberg hopes to return to speedway next spring following successful surgery on his back and collarbone.

The Swede was injured in a shocking crash, ploughing at top speed into fencing, at Shielfield Park on Saturday.

Edberg was transferred to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he underwent surgery on his collarbone break and the chipped bone at the base of his back.

Team manager Ian Rae visited him yesterday, saying: “Alex’s doctors have said his surgery has been a complete success. He has full movement in all his limbs.

“His collarbone has been plated and pinned and his back has been fixed up. His broken ribs will heal in time and his punctured lung has re-inflated and basically put itself right.

“All indications are he will be completely fit in around 12 weeks, but has been advised to keep off the bikes for a further three months.

“What an amazing lad. He wants to get back as soon as he can.”

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