Just nine days after breaking his right collarbone at the Catalunya Grand Prix, the American rider of Team Yamaha Tech3 managed to mount the third step of the British Grand Prix on 12 June at Silverstone.
However, the least that can be said is that the weather conditions were atrocious, let alone for someone returning to the track after injury. Despite the lashing rain, Colin Edwards battled from sixth to third place, thereby securing the twelfth podium of his career, the first since the second-placed finish he took in 2009 at Donington Park.
For his part, Cal Crutchlow unfortunately couldn't take part in his national Grand Prix after suffering an injury. After his serious fall during the qualifying session, the rider of Team Yamaha Tech3 was taken to the track medical centre where he was soon diagnosed to have a broken left collarbone. If we go by the speedy recovery of Colin Edwards, Cal Crutchlow should nevertheless appear on the list of contenders of the Netherlands Grand Prix on 25 June.
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