Celtic Racing's Alexander Suffers Broken Leg In Training Accident
NEWS October 1, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of National Guard Fairhills Group:
(October 2, 2012) - Celtic Racing is unhappy to report that Corey Alexander will not be able to ride the #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 at the twelfth and final round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport season this weekend at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. Corey suffered a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg as a result of a training accident. Alexander was riding motocross close to home on Sunday, September 30th, when the motorcycle landed on his leg after a crash. Alexander was taken immediately to the hospital, and underwent surgery on Monday to insert a rod in the injured leg. The doctors suggest recovery time for the injuries will be quick, with necessary physical therapy to prevent atrophy, but cannot offer precise estimates at this time.
In a message received after his surgery, Corey stated that "unfortunately, motorcycling is a dangerous sport. I'm aware of that each and every time I ride. Unfortunately, injury seems to be surreal until it actually happens. I'm sad to say I broke my tibia and fibula within my right leg. I was motocrossing at a local track and after a crash, the bike followed me, ultimately landing on my lower leg, snapping the two bones. I've spoken with all the doctors and no one knows when a full recovery will be, I just have to take every day as it comes. Thanks first to my Celtic Racing team and crew for all the hard work and dedication this season, as well as to my family and friends for all their support and encouragement, especially my uncle Richie. Thanks also to my great sponsors: National Guard, Fairhills Group, Hudson Valley Motorcycles, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, and Arai Helmets for an awesome year. I'm really bummed to end the season like this, but I plan to get a head start on training for next season!"
To keep up with Corey's recovery and, please follow him on Twitter via @Corey5Alexander, like his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/corey5alexander, visit his website at http://www.corey23.com, or like the Celtic Racing Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/CelticRacing. Everyone at Celtic Racing wishes Corey a strong and speedy recovery, and his presence at New Orleans will be missed.
Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600's showcase the best in road racing technology. Product support for both machines comes from: Michael Jordan Motorsports, American Suzuki, Armor Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, Dynojet, FMF Racing, Full Spectrum Power, Hudson Valley Racing, Galfer Brakes, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull, Riviera Country Club, Saddlemen, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 11 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. Please join Celtic Racing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CelticRacing.
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Fairhills Group is a New York based alternative investment management firm that manages capital for the Bronson family and other high net worth individuals and wealthy families. Fairhills was established in 2002 for the purpose of providing public companies with alternative forms of financing, eventually becoming one of the most active investors in structured equity transactions. Fairhills has since grown to provide financing solutions to companies globally and recently has opened its doors for the first time to external investors, with a full range of alternative investment fund offerings. For more information on Fairhills, please visit http://www.fairhills.com.
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