Injury forces Blazusiak out of '10 EWC opener

_News Release from Taddy Blazusiak Media Service '10


KTM Enduro Factory Team rider Taddy Blazusiak has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's opening round of the '10 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship due to injury. While training close to Girona, Spain, Taddy parted company with his factory EXC 250-F while riding at speed landing on his head and shoulder. Suffering a concussion and a fractured shoulder blade Blazusiak has returned to Poland in order to speed up his recovery. Taddy is unlikely to compete
in the second round of the EWC, the GP of Portugal, although a final decision will be taken on Monday, April 12 following consultation with specialists.

Taddy Blazusiak: 'I'm so disappointed that I'm not going to be able to race this weekend. I guess I'm lucky that my injury isn't more serious than it is, but having worked hard for the last two months in preparation for the GP of Spain not being able to race is frustrating beyond words. What makes it worse is that it was one of those 'one more lap' crashes. I'd finished my training, and it was my last day of riding before heading to Valverde del Camino - I just decided to do one more lap. I hit a concrete block that was hidden by sand and got fired off my bike. My bike was totally destroyed, so having walked away is something positive I guess.

'I got a pretty good concussion, but the worst thing is my fractured shoulder blade. Thankfully it's not too serious, but I have a lot of pain when I try and move it. There's no way I can race, not this coming weekend anyways, so I'm back in Poland now doing everything I can to speed up the recovery. Crashes happen, it's just one of those things, but I was really fired up for the first two Enduro World Cup races and looking forward to seeing how I would perform."