Matthew Wethers injured in horror crash

Matthew Wethers
Matthew Wethers

Berwick Bandits are awaiting further news about the condition of injured captain Matthew Wethers after his horrific crash at Shielfield Park on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Aussie was taken to hospital complaining of pain in the hip area after being catapulted off his bike and over the safety fence when he clipped the rear wheel of Edinburgh Monarchs rider Aaron Fox.

Wethers needed extensive medical attention at the scene and was quite clearly concussed after the incident, which took place on the final lap of heat 14.

Fox was complaining of chest pain, but the Wethers injury looked like it was the more serious of the two.

He was still being treated when the county ambulance arrived to take him to hospital.

Team manager John Anderson said: “We know he was complaining of hip pain, and we await to hear the full extent of his injury and wish him well for a good recovery – as we do indeed equally to Aaron Fox who also needed treatment.

“But that overshadowed the match and the result which palled into insignificance.”