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Sydney Morning Herald: Stoner battles new injury

After winning Sunday's US Grand Prix, MotoGP Championship leader Casey Stoner revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that he is fighting a new, nagging injury from a high speed crash in Holland last month.

"In the Assen crash I came down hard with all the G forces through my shoulder and it has trapped a muscle between my vertebrae and discs - the muscle is damaged pretty badly,” said Stoner, who hopes the neck injury will not derail his season. "I can't do strength training because of my neck, just cycling. I've had a scan and the doctors said it will be two-and-a-half months before my neck is right, it will take a long time to heal."

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