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Honda's John McGuinness in 'stable' condition after breaking leg in North West 200 crash

McGuinness in 'stable' condition after breaking leg in North West 200 crash

12/05/2017 at 11:04Updated 12/05/2017 at 11:05

John McGuinness is in a stable condition after breaking his leg at the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland.

His Honda team announced that the 23-time Isle of Man TT winner was having surgery on the injury in a Belfast hospital.

Shortly after the crash it was announced that he was conscious and alert.

A statement from race organisers read: "Honda Racing's John McGuinness crashed at Primrose corner during the Superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today.

"The 45 year-old Morecambe rider, who is a six-times winner at the event, has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, by ambulance with a suspected broken leg."

McGuinness is a serious doubt for the Isle of Man TT next month so Honda face a big decision over whether to replace the 45-year-old with another rider.

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