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Michael Pearson on right track to make a full recovery

NEI Motorsports rider Michael Pearson continues to make good progress towards his road to recovery after his serious accident in the Czech Republic's Horice Road Races.

Pearson, who underwent a seven-hour operation on his lower back last Thursday, is hopeful of returning to Northern Ireland later this week, where it is expected that he will be admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

“First indications are that his operation has been a success and that according to Doctor Havel in the Hradec Kralove Hospital in the Czech Republic, Pearson should make a full recovery in due course,” said a spokesperson.

It was first thought that Pearson had also a broken hip, but further scans have been inconclusive and it is believed that there are no fractures in his hip.

“Michael and his wife Diane, his mother and father, team members and all at NEI Motorsports, have been overwhelmed by the gestures of good will and kind donations to Michael’s recovery fund,” added the spokesperson.

“Also to Marty Nutt and David Rea for their kind donation taken at last weeks World Superbike round at Donington Park and to Davy McCartney for obtaining a collection at Mondello Park.

“We are most grateful for all your support in the last 14 days.

“Michael and all at NEI Motorsports would also like to extend their thoughts and best wishes to Paul Hunt, father of Team rider Gavin Hunt, for a full and speedy recovery.”

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