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Watch: Michael Dunlop suffers broken pelvis in Isle of Man crash at Southern 100

Michael Dunlop in action at the Southern 100.
Michael Dunlop in action at the Southern 100.

Michael Dunlop suffered a broken pelvis after crashing out in the Southern 100 races on the Isle of Man on Thursday.

The 30-year-old was taken to Nobles Hospital but later discharged after coming off his bike in the Senior Race, missing the feature class.

He tweeted a picture on Friday morning showing himself walking with the use of a zimmer frame and with a strapped wrist.

"After braking [sic] my pelvis and multiples brakes [sic] and bruises back on my feet," he said.

With the Ulster Grand Prix coming up in under a month, the timing of the injuries is unfortunate for Dunlop, who had been determined to be on track for the race.

The crash meant Dean Harrison's pleasing week continued as he added a third victory to the two he enjoyed on Wednesday evening. Dunlop had been threatening to spoil the run, on Harrison's tail before his bike appeared to lock up, throwing the rider into the air at Castletown Bridge.

Watch his crash here:

It adds to the injury woes that led Dunlop to withdraw from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb earlier this month. They were aggravated in a crash at the Donegal International Rally, shoulder and wrist injuries hanging over after being sustained in pre-season testing.

"I haven't carried much performance at the Ulster for a while and I am still short of bike time, which puts me on the back foot," said Dunlop earlier this month.

"I didn't get many laps at the North West or TT this year, so it will be good to get out on the bikes again at the Southern."

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