Panthers update: Star-of-the-season in injury scare

Panthers star Simon Lambert is having hospital treatment for a suspected dislocated shoulder. Photo: David Lowndes.

Panthers star Simon Lambert is having hospital treatment for a suspected dislocated shoulder. Photo: David Lowndes.

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Peterborough Panthers face an anxious wait to discover the extent of injuries suffered by star-of-the-season Simon Lambert last night (July 20).

The prolific reserve was twice dumped on the deck in the final of the Laurels individual meeting at Kent.

It was the second of the spills, both of which also involved Dan Greenwood of Coventry Storm, which left him nursing a suspected dislocated shoulder.

Lambert, who is from Gosberton Risegate, near Spalding, was due to travel back to this area to seek hospital treatment.

Speaking last night, joint Panthers team boss Carl Johnson said: “Simon is on his way to Peterborough City Hospital to get his shoulder looked at.

“He told me he is in a fair bit of pain and has a suspected dislocation.

“We’ve all got out fingers crossed for good news as we certainly can’t afford to lose a rider who has been fantastic for us throughout the season.

“His high-scoring at reserve has won us plenty of meetings.”

The fact Lambert won the Kent meeting for a third successive year will have come as little consolation.

He won all four of his qualifying races with there being insufficient time to complete the final after the crash drama.

Losing Lambert would be a third injury blow for Panthers in the past fortnight.

Robert Lambert and Lewis Blackbird are also currently sidelined.