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