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Todd Waters Injury Scare

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Todd Waters takes another hit to his damaged collarbone.

 Todd Waters had another injury scare on the weekend at the 2013 King of the Cross race held in Western Australia. 


Waters who was a favourite heading in to the event that has a $10,000 first prize up for offer got the big race off to the worst possible start after his team mate Kirk Gibbs accidental crashed in him in the first turn of the first race, forcing Waters in to the pits for a quick bike fix. 

While Gibbs was able to recover in the following races to take out the 2013 King of the Cross title, Waters day continued to get worse. 

Waters was then forced to withdraw from the event after a race three fall in which he fell on his recovering shoulder, and decided that with a delicately poised MX Nationals championship title fight to be resumed next weekend at Swan Hill, discretion was the better part of valour. 

“Not my best day today." Waters admitted at the end of the day. "I’d already pitted in the first race to straighten my brake pedal, then in the third race I came from sixth and caught up to Marmont but the dust had gotten really bad if you weren’t leading. 

"His engine blew up on the down ramp of a jump and dumped its oil and I landed in it and my bike washed out on me. I hit the deck and jarred my collarbone which gave me a scare. 

"I realised I’d be silly to put my Nationals chances at risk when I’m out of contention here. If it was a national I’d have been out there with bells on but I’ve got bigger fish to fry in a week’s time, so I decided not to put myself at risk." Waters concluded. 

Catch Waters and the Motorex KTM race team in action this weekend at round eight of the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals at Swan Hill in Victoria. 

Top Image: Todd Waters withdrew from the 2013 King of the Cross after a crash, choosing to focus on regaining the MX1 Red Plate this weekend at Swan Hill 
Credit: Aaryn Minerds (File)


 
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