Kurtis Roberts Update

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
From a Honda press release:
Erion Racing/Parts Unlimited/PJ1 Superbikeracer, Kurtis Roberts, is on the road to recovery following his crashduring Friday (4/5/02) qualifying at the Fontana, California, round of theAMA Superbike series.

Roberts, aboard his Honda RC51, was among the fastest riders on the trackwhen he took a spill, slightly injuring his left knee and sustaining a moresevere injury to the soft tissue in his left thigh.

Following initial treatment and tests, Roberts saw Dr. Arthur Ting, whoperformed procedures to remove a hematoma from the Honda rider's leftthigh...

Last week, Dr. Ting called on the services of Dr. Sandhan, aspecialist in ultra-sound testing and analysis. Dr. Sandhan issued a verypositive report, saying that no further tissue damage was found.

Roberts is resting comfortably in his Turlock, California, home, and isexpected to return to racing within six to eight weeks. "I'm feeling betterevery day, and hope to be back for either the Pikes Peak or Road Americarounds", said Roberts.

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