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Davison unsure on Phillip Island return

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/04/2017 Ben McKay

Will Davison has been rated as a touch-and-go proposition to resume his Supercars season on Phillip Island.

Davison bore the brunt of a major pile-up on Saturday at Symmons Plains and spent the night in a Launceston hospital.

He has a suspected broken vertebra and, according to his colleague and friend Jamie Whincup, was receiving hourly doses of morphine to deal with the pain.

"All the main organs are fine. He's just got to rest up," Whincup said.

"He's 50-50 for Phillip Island at this stage, that's if the car's ready."

Davison was one of four withdrawals from Sunday's racing in Tasmania, along with James Courtney, Rick Kelly and Taz Douglas.

A dozen cars were involved in the concertina-like crash, suffering various degrees of damage.

Davison was the worst affected, taken on a stretcher from his Commodore to a treatment centre and then to hospital.

Davison's manager David Segal said he was being treated for a "possible fracture to a vertebra".

"There are more scans and tests being done to confirm that initial diagnosis and make sure there are no other hidden injuries," he told the Supercars website.

"He's got some belt trauma as well and while he is in reasonable spirits, he's had a pretty tough night and not feeling fabulous.

"It looks like he won't be able to fly until tomorrow and from there it'll be a process of recovery."

The 34-year-old said he was grateful for well-wishes.

"Blown away by the support, thankyou. I wont be trackside today, hoping everyone has a safe race. Big hit & a rough night but I'll be back," he Tweeted.

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