Friday March 17, 2017
BIRMINGHAM have been dealt a big blow just five days before their first fixture of 2017.

Teenage reserve Kean Dicken has been ruled out of next Wednesday’s home clash with Cradley after suffering a broken tibia during the club’s Press and Practice session.

The East Yorkshire racer slid off awkwardly on his first ever lap of the Perry Barr circuit and now faces a spell on the sidelines.

Brummies boss Graham Drury said: “You have to feel for Kean because he was so excited for his first proper season in the sport.

“He was in a lot of discomfort after coming off on Wednesday and he was gutted he couldn’t get back on his bike.

“He tried to hobble it off but it was still causing him some pain. He’s since been to the hospital and it turns out he’s broken his tibia just below the knee.

“He’s got to go back to the hospital this weekend because the swelling was too extreme for them to do anything when he first went.

“The lad needs to rest it because he’s already broken his leg earlier in his career too and the worst thing he can do with this one is rush back.

“He’s naturally devastated and we all send our best wishes to the lad but he’s definitely going to have a spell on the sidelines.

“From a team point of view, it goes without saying that this is far from ideal just days before we’re due to get our new season underway.

“I now have to assess all options available to us and we’ll bring supporters the news as soon as it happens.”

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