Superbikes - Nurburgring WSBK: Rea to undergo surgery tonight

Pata Honda's Jonathan Rea will undergo surgery this evening to pin the femur he broke in a controversial crash during today's opening World Superbike race at the Nurburgring.

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Nurburgring WSBK: Rea to undergo surgery tonight

Rea came off on oil that had been dropped on the circuit by Federico Sandi, reportedly after he had been in the pits with a poorly-sounding engine, and he hit the air fence hard while being tangled in the bike.

"It is clean break, just a little higher up the bone than when he broke it a few years ago. He will undergo surgery tonight and then think about a return to action. He also had scans to make sure everything else was ok, which it is," said a team spokesman, speaking to bikesportnews.com from the circuit.

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