BBC Sport - Darcy Ward: Injured speedway rider set for return home after crash

Ward set for return home after crash

Injured speedway rider Darcy Ward has accepted he may never walk again.

The 23-year-old Australian was on loan to Swindon Robins from Poole Pirates when he crashed in Poland in August.

Ward underwent a two-and-a-half hour operation following serious injuries to his spine and is now confined to a wheelchair.

Speaking to BBC South Today's Andrew Moon, Ward confirmed he plans to return to his native Queensland to continue his rehabilitation.