The Berwick Bandits management were able to breathe a sigh of relief in the early hours of Sunday morning as the initial reports on the condition of injured Swede Alex Edberg started to come out from Ashington’s Wansbeck Hospital.
Having clipped the rear wheel of an opponent at Shielfield Park on Saturday night Alex was sent careering into and through the fourth bend fence receiving head and chest injuries that necessitated a rapid response ambulance ride through Northumberland to get him vital treatment.
Come 1am the news, whilst still revealing multiple injuries for the young Bandit, was a whole lot better than initially feared.
In the 1am bulletin it was revealed that Alex was fully awake and chatting freely with his doctors in a perfectly lucid manner and has full memories of the Heat Eight crash as well as his earlier one in the opening race.
He has a broken collar bone and may have a chipped bone at the base of his back and cracked ribs. His arms and legs are moving perfectly and it would seem that his punctured lung is already re-inflating itself naturally.
So all is looking well tonight and no further news is expected in the near future as all connected with Berwick Speedway again extend their best wishes to Alex on his recovery.