One of the leading members of Burnham-On-Sea’s Somerset Rebels speedway team may be out of action for at least a month after breaking his wrist in an accident over the weekend.

Pavel Ondrasik was involved in an accident on Saturday night at the start of heat three of a Premier Trophy fixture at Rye House.

Ondrasik, pictured, collided with two other speedway stars from the Rye House team.

Although the fall looked innocuous enough, the 30 year old Czech fell awkwardly causing damage to his wrist.

“Once the swelling has subsided Ondrasik will have an operation on the wrist on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, but initial thoughts are that he will be in plaster for approximately a month,” said Rebels spokesman Ian Belcher.

The injury comes as a blow to the club so early in the season.

Rebels co-promoter, Jo Lawson, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Pavel showed at the match on Friday what an asset he could be for the club this season, then this happens.”

“At this stage we are not sure whether we will sign a temporary replacement or run with the rider replacement facility, a decision will be made in the next few days in this respect.”