'About the last year!' - Ronnie O'Sullivan reveals long-term arm injury keeping him out, aims for Hong Kong
Ronnie O'Sullivan exclusively reveals at the FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff that he is set to be out of action for almost two months with an arm injury that he has been struggling with for a year and is looking to recover in time for the Hong Kong Masters in October. The 2022 Speedway Grand Prix is available live and ad-free on discovery+ with live race action also on Eurosport 2.
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"It was unbelievable really. It's such a hard tournament I thought I probably did not have it in me to win again, but I decided to do this documentary.
"I had a film crew follow me around so I thought 'I better really try hard here because I'm going to have to watch this back.'"
"I just gave it everything and I think that was one of the reasons I was able to get over the line."
'Hidden gem of a sport' - O'Sullivan tries out a Speedway bike
O'Sullivan did a track walk inside the Principality Stadium. He says having as dry conditions as possible in snooker is optimal on the World Snooker Tour.
He explained: “All the tables are exactly the same. What you are looking for is the room to be of the right temperature. In snooker you are wanting the conditions to be as dry as it can.
"Sometimes when we go to China, Thailand and then it’s anything but dry. It’s damp, it’s humid and that gets into the table which makes it play heavier. If you can have a dry atmosphere in the room then the table will always play well.
“It’s the same for both players so you have to learn to adapt to it as well.”
'What I like is the details' - O'Sullivan takes to the Speedway GP track at the Principality Stadium
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The 2022 Speedway Grand Prix is available live and ad-free on discovery+ with live race action also on Eurosport 2.