Will Davison says he plans to be on the grid at Phillip Island next weekend, despite sustaining a back injury during the multi-car pile-up in Tasmania last Saturday.
Davison was the worst-affected of the 12 cars involved in the smash, spending Saturday night in Launceston General Hospital and being diagnosed with a small break to a right-sided transverse process – a small bony attacked to the vertebrae – as well as concussion and general bruising.
The injury has put the Tekno Holden driver’s fitness for next weekends Phillip Island round in doubt, although in a column for Fox Sports Davison said he is still aiming to be back on the grid.
“To answer upfront the question everyone is asking and wondering about, I plan to be on the grid at Phillip Island in about 10 days time,” he wrote.
“Right now, we are awaiting the verdict on how repairable my Tekno Commodore is after the multi-car shunt in Saturday’s opening Supercars race at Symmons Plains.
“My primary injury is a small break to a right sided transverse process, which is a small bony projection attached to a vertebrae. It’s not something that can be operated on, it’ll simply heal over time.
“But it’s the major cause of my discomfort at the moment.
“There’s also a concussion and general bruising everywhere … my body took a big hit and everything feels tender but again, this will subside over the next few days.
“I’m still very sore, trying all I can do hopefully to be ready for next week. I won’t realistically know until early next week whether I’m fit enough to drive.
“Basically I have to rest for a few days, then move into a regimen of light training, nothing too strenuous.
Dr Carl (Le, Supercars series doctor) is confident I’ll be good to go for Phillip Island and I am already keen to get back in the car, the crash doesn’t worry me from that perspective.”
Davison’s Commodore is already back in Queensland, with crews scrambling to have it repaired in time for it to be transported down to Victoria next week.