King’s Lynn Stars winter signing Troy Batchelor has undergone successful surgery on a broken upper arm, and is looking to be ready for the season.
The talented Australian suffered the break just before Christmas while out riding motocross with new team mate Lewis Rose.
After seeing a specialist in London, Batchelor underwent surgery on New Year’s Eve and is now on the road to recovery.
Batchelor said: “The doctor said everything went well. I have to go back in a few weeks for an X-ray and check up. I’ll start physio after that.”
Stars manager Rob Lyon said: “I’m pleased the surgery went well for Troy and he’s on the mend.
“We wanted to know the full extent of the injury and the outcome before releasing anything. Thankfully it’s happened with enough time for him to be ready for the start of our season.”
Batchelor, who will line up alongside Robert Lambert, Rory Schlein, Mads Korneliussen and Rose, was the second top-five rider announced for the Stars.
n Supporters who purchased tickets for a night with Rory Schlein will receive them this week.
The event, which takes place on Friday, January 15 (7.30pm), was sold out within a few days of tickets going on sale.