James Toseland has suffered a further setback to his 2011 World Superbike season, as the BMW Italia rider crashed and fractured a wrist during testing at the Motorland Aragon circuit. After examination by doctors in Spain, Toseland was told his wrist injury was not serious, but the pain in his wrist increased after returning to his hotel. On the flight back home, bloodflow to the bones in his wrist ceased, making the situation even worse.
On his return from Spain, Toseland was immediately seen by a specialist in Manchester, where they spotted displaced bones in his wrist. Toseland then underwent immediate surgery to fix the problem, but the injury leaves Toseland sidelined for at least six weeks. This means that Toseland will miss both the second World Superbike round of the season at Donington Park next weekend, and the following race at Assen three weeks later. Toseland hopes to make his return to racing a Monza, on May 8th.