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Speedway rider suffers head injury after attack outside pub

A famous speedway rider is being treated in hospital for a head injury after he was attacked outside a pub in Dorset. 

Poole Pirates rider Darcy Ward was injured early on Saturday morning following an incident that happened outside the pub where he was drinking. 

The 20-year-old will now miss the Pirates’ Speedway Grand Final second leg against Swindon because of his injury. 

Police confirmed that he suffered a minor head injury and was taken to hospital to receive treatment. 

“Darcy hit his head quite hard on the ground after he took a punch and we’ve subsequently discovered it caused a brain bleed,” his team manager told press. 

“He is still in hospital and hopefully we’re going to get some good news and be able to bring him home today.

“I feel really deflated as Darcy has played such a key role in getting us to the championships.”

The rider is expected to make a full recovery with no lasting damage. 

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