Honda Racing issue update on John McGuinness

John McGuinness has confirmed he will be missing the TT. Photo credit: Honda Racing

After John McGuinness’ nasty crash at the Northwest 200, it was revealed that he is suffering a badly broken leg and will be withdrawing from the Isle of Man TT this year.

He has since been back online, thanking fans for their support via social media.

Honda Racing released the following statement from McGuinness:

“I really am truly overwhelmed with the amount of support and well wishes that have been flooding in since my accident at the North West 200 last Thursday. Both myself and the wife (Becky) have received so much support and I cannot thank the race fans, industry people, the medical teams and fellow racers enough; all your messages do help pull me through the dark hours.

I’m still at the Royal Victoria Hospital undergoing various treatments for my leg injury; the fixator is still yet to be fitted as they don’t want to run the risk of infection, so at the moment it is day-by-day.

I’m not going to lie, missing the TT this year is going to hurt, but I will be watching and keeping an eye on everything! Good luck to all the lads heading out there; if I am able to head over then of course I will be there, but at the moment everything is day-by-day and I just have to do what I can to recover and get better. It’s going to be a long road ahead, but I have a great support network around me, so I have to be patient and take each day as it comes.

Thank you again!”