Tai's Grand Prix of Poland in the balance

WORLD Champion Tai Woffinden says his chances of riding in Saturday’s Gorzow FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland are in the balance.

Woffinden, who is currently second in the defence of his title behind the iconic Greg Hancock, has revealed how his hand injury isn’t good – and he’s suffered a fracture in his right wrist.

He was involved in a horror crash at Eastbourne last weekend when riding for British club Wolverhampton – and initial fears were of serious multiple injuries.

But Woffinden said: “I went to Manchester to see a hand specialist who had worked with Chris Holder previously.“I haven’t had surgery but the left hand, which obviously is the clutch hand, isn’t good right now. I cannot pull a clutch in at this moment and I need to see an improvement by Saturday.

“The break in the wrist isn’t a problem. It’s lower down the wrist and it only hurts when I twist the wrist from side to side, so it’s not an issue.

“I’m having cold and hot treatment every hour to try and get the swelling down on the left hand, I’ve been working out every day and I will continue to do what I can to get back on a bike as soon as possible.

“But at this moment in time, I cannot honestly say whether I will be able to ride on Saturday.”