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Update on MGP injuries

Manx Grand Prix rider Olie Linsdell is continuing to make progress in hospital.

He suffered serious injuries in an accident at Bishopscourt in the Junior Classic on the first day of racing, on bank holiday Monday.

His mother Carol says Olie is off the ventilator and awake, breathing for himself and speaking to his family.

Mrs Linsdell is thanking Olie's 'wonderful fans and sponsors' for all their support.

Meanwhile, local rider Tim Venables was said to be in a critical but stable condition at Walton Hospital in Liverpool.

He was injured at Greeba in the Junior MGP on Wednesday.

Two riders injured in Friday's Senior are both said to be doing well.

Peter Gibson has had an operation on his arm and John Thompson has been discharged.

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