Monday August 01, 2011
WOLVERHAMPTON star Freddie Lindgren is under observation in New Cross Hospital after a horrifying crash on Monday.

Lindgren, the hugely popular Swedish rider, crashed heavily in the first race of Wolverhampton's remarkable 47-43 win over Lakeside in the Elite League.

Parrys International Wolves boss Peter Adams went to see his rider immediately after the victory.

He said: "Freddie is in good spirits right now but doesn't know what day it is or who he is.

"He's taken a bad bang to the head and he is complaining of pains in his neck and back but has full movement which is good news.

"But they are keeping a close eye on his head injury and hopefully there will be some improvement which we can report on within the next 24-hours."

Lindgren's crash left Wolverhampton with a mountain to climb against an in-form Hammers side and with James Grieves struggling they were effectively reduced to five riders.

Skipper Peter Karlsson was at his best with 14 from five rides and he received fine support with reserve duo Ricky Wells and Tyson Burmeister enjoying a fine night.

Ty Proctor stepped up to the plate for the home side with arguably his best performance of the season, winning the re-run of Heat 1 and finishing with paid-ten.

Said Adams: "It was a fabulous win for us under the circumstances and I am very proud of the spirit shown by the team after seeing one of their team-mates crash so heavily. They can feel very proud of themselves."

WOLVERHAMPTON: Peter Karlsson 14, Tai Woffinden 11, Ty Proctor 9+1, Ricky Wells 7, Tyson Burmeister 6+4, Freddie Lindgren 0, James Grieves 0.

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