[M]aryport’s 19 year-old Dan Bewley was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle following his spill in heat 2 of the Comets home meeting against Lakeside at Derwent Park last night.
A Workington Speedway spokesman said: “The latest news that we have regarding Dan’s condition at 13:30hrs is as follows:
“Dan has broken two bones in his left leg and two bones in his right shoulder. He has already had an operation and is set to return to theatre for a further operation later today.
“But, despite everything he remains in good spirits and he has accepted that his season is over but is already talking about next season.
“The medical staff have advised him that his recovery period will be around six months.
“Everybody connected with Workington Speedway would like to thank all the medical team both at the track and at the hospital for what they have done, and are continuing to do, on Dan’s behalf.
“We would also like to thank everyone for their messages and enquiries with regard to Dan’s well-being and it is at times such as this that the speedway community shows its great strength.
“Dan’s family have politely asked that although everyone is obviously concerned as to Dan’s welfare, which is greatly appreciated, that they refrain from contacting the hospital to enquire about his condition.
“We have spoken with Dan’s family, who have promised to keep us updated at regular intervals; and they have also requested that for the immediate future well-wishers also refrain from contacting them or Dan by phone directly as they have been inundated with calls; which is a clear sign of just how popular and well liked Dan is within the sport.
“We will bring further updates on his condition when we have them but for now, our thoughts along with those of everyone else, are for Dan to make a full and speedy recovery.
“On behalf of Dan and his family we thank-you all for your support.”