Two-time T.T. winner Cameron Donald faces surgery at home in Australia to fix the persistent shoulder injury picked up at this year's T.T..
He slipped off at Keppel Gate on the Friday of practice week and was ruled out for the rest of the meeting.
It had been thought the injury would clear up quickly and allow the TAS Suzuki rider to compete at the Ulster Grand Prix, but he missed the rest of the season.
TAS Racing boss Hector Neil says Cameron has been receiving advise from a well-known Onchan based rider:-