Poole Pirates' Christian Hefenbrock eyes quick return


Poole Pirates' Christian Hefenbrock says he is determined to make a quick recovery from the head injury he suffered in Monday's win over Coventry.

Hefenbrock also rides for Premier League club Somerset Rebels and wants to race in their meeting against Plymouth Devils this weekend.

"The best thing is to get straight back on the bike just to get my head right about it," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"If you rest you worry too much and psychologically that's no good."

The German hit his head after being thrown from his bike at Wimborne Road on Monday, but he was given the all clear following an X-ray and CT scan earlier this week.

Somerset face Plymouth at Oak Tree Arena on Friday with the reverse tie taking place on Saturday, and Hefenbrock insists the Rebels did not influence his decision to return to action quicker than expected.

"Somerset have been great with me, they said I don't have to ride and they rather I rest but I want to do it," he said.

"Poole treated me really well as well, they are both so easy with me and I appreciate it.

"I also want to say a big thanks to all the supporters and team-mates who all wished me well because it's really great to know how many people are behind me."