Great Britain star Tai Woffinden declared “I’m alright! It could have been worse” as he looks forward to the Stockholm SGP, despite taking a tumble in Leszno on Sunday.
The double world champion suffered a bang to the leg after crashing hard in heat 15 of Wroclaw’s 49-41 loss in the Polish Ekstraliga play-off final, first leg in Leszno.
Woffinden limped back to his pit bay with some assistance and was excluded from the re-run.
Despite concerns over his fitness, the Scunthorpe-born racer insists he’ll be ready for action at the Friends Arena this Saturday after a short rest.
He told his official website: “I’m alright! It could have been worse. I have not been to hospital and I’ve got a few days to rest up before heading to Stockholm.”
Woffinden is determined to keep up the pressure in the race for SGP medals as he stands fifth in the World Championship on 94 points – 20 behind series leader Jason Doyle, but just 10 behind Patryk Dudek in second.
“I’m feeling pretty good about things,” he said. “This knock won’t change the way I feel about my championship. We’ll keep pushing on, doing our best and let’s see where that takes us.”
Despite a painful end to his weekend, Woffy still has much to celebrate after agreeing fresh deals with Wroclaw and Swedish side Masarna.
He said: “I’ve had seven good seasons with Wroclaw. Who knows? I might make it to a Polish testimonial year there.
“I’ve been pleased with how it’s worked out with Masarna in Sweden, so I’m happy to agree with both clubs although I haven’t actually put pen to paper yet. It’s a verbal agreement.
“It’s always good to know where you stand at the end of one season so you can start planning for the next.”