One of the leading members of the Burnham-On-Sea’s Somerset Rebels speedway team, Pavel Ondrasik, is recovering well after undergoing surgery on Wednesday following an accident in which he broke his wrist.

The Czech star had the operation in a Prague hospital near his home, and is now recuperating well following Saturday’s accident.

While it is still too early to say how long Ondrasik will be away from the team, estimates continue to point to at least a month.

“Losing Pavel is an obvious blow to the team,” Rebels co-promoter Jo Lawson told

“We will have a team talk on Friday to discuss the situation and assess the best way forward with regards to whether we carry through with Rider Replacement facility, or sign someone as a short term replacement for Pavel.”

“The problem with Rider Replacement for what could be at least a month is the extra pressure it puts upon the rest of the team, but then again, there are not that many riders available with an average comparable to Pavel’s, which gives us a limited choice. It is not going to an easy decision to make.”


Burnham-based speedway star breaks wrist in accident

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