Manx sidecar ace Nick Crowe faces a real battle to be fit enough to compete at T.T. 2008.
The three time T.T. winner suffered a double fracture of his shin bone in a moped crash while on holiday in Greece in September.
The absolute T.T. sidecar lap record holder could face further surgery, with his doctors advising him he faces a long time out of action:-
PICTURE - Nick Crowe (left), Dave Molyneux and Steve Norbury