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Colin Edwards breaks silence over Simoncelli crash



Edwards immediately flew home to Texas after the accident
Edwards immediately flew home to Texas after the accident

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Monster Yamaha's Colin Edwards has commented for the first time about yesterday's crash which took the life of Marco Simoncelli.

Edwards suffered a dislocated shoulder and suspected fractures in the accident when Simoncelli's bike veered sharply to the right on lap two of the Sepang race, leaving the Texan and Valentino Rossi no option but to collide with the 24-year-old. Edwards was propelled over the handlebars of his YZR-M1 and landed heavily while Rossi rode onto the grass.

The two-time World Superbike champion wrote on his Facebook wall: "Thanks to everyone for ur support at this time :( Very sad to see a friend pass in any case. I'm holding up ok mentally, it was a very tragic accident :( Physically, besides a dislocated shoulder & ligaments involved, think both wrists & left heel have fractures too, getting X-rays on Wednesday. I feel sad for the whole MotoGP community right now, my heart is heavy for everyone affected, from family to fans. God speed my friend, u will be missed.”

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