Woffy ready for World Cup

Wolves star has recovered from broken scaphoid

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 27/06/12 4:11pm

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Tai Woffinden: Will be back in action this weekend

Tai Woffinden: Will be back in action this weekend

Great Britain ace Tai Woffiden has declared himself fit ahead of next month's FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup.

The Scunthorpe-born racer has been cleared to return from a broken scaphoid in his hand and will practice at Sheffield this week before returning to action in Poland on Sunday.

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He will then race in Wolverhampton's Elite League clash with Birmingham at Monmore Green on Monday, which will live on Sky Sports .

Lions boss Neil Middleditch, who is also sweating on Scott Nicholls recovering from a broken collarbone, will be delighted to have Woffinden back for FIM Monster Energy SWC Event Two on July 9 - after naming him in his starting line-up.

Team GB face Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic at King's Lynn and Woffinden, who also lines up in the British Championship semi-final at Sheffield on July 5, can't wait for his run of big meetings.

He said: "I want to get back on the bike and start racing again.

"I was heartbroken when I broke my scaphoid, and when the doctor told me it was healing again, I was so happy. I was excited."

Woffinden admits his scaphoid isn't 100 percent, but he is pleased to have been given the go-ahead to get back on a bike.

He said: "It's healing, it's not healed, but I am allowed to start riding again. The doctor said I could start riding; he didn't say racing. But I'm going to take riding as meaning racing."

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