King's Lynn Stars show confidence in rider David Howe
King's Lynn Stars will look to rider David Howe to fill the gap in forthcoming matches after Jordan Frampton broke a bone in his wrist.
Frampton is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks with a fractured scaphoid.
He suffered the injury in an appearance for Rye House against Ipswich Witches.
"David's going to get the majority of the matches, subject to form and fitness," Stars manager Rob Lyon told BBC Radio Norfolk.
Frampton was one of five riders hurt in falls during last Thursday's meeting, which had to be abandoned after 12 heats.
Rye House skipper Chris Neath afterwards needed surgery on his neck and spinal column and Ipswich's Taylor Poole and Morten Risager were also seriously injured - Poole suffering a badly broken arm and Risager fracturing a vertebra in his back.
Despite Frampton's lay-off, Lyon said the Stars would not rush a decision on whether to look for a replacement to join their squad.
"We'll monitor his condition and his fitness as we go forward in the next couple of weeks and make a decision from there," he added.
"It's been a bad start to the season for quite a few riders, some horrendous injuries already, which is not good news at all, but it is part and parcel of it.
"No-one wants to see it. but we always have it in the back of our minds that something may or may not happen which forces you into making moves for other riders during the season."