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Mercer improving after course car smash

Positive news from Liverpool hospital

Injured Steve Mercer 'can't wait to get back on his dirt bike' as he recovers from a serious incident at this year's TT.

Mercer's bike collided with an official course vehicle following a red flag on 30 May.

An investigation into the incident, which happened after riders were told to travel back around the Mountain Course while the car sped the other way, continues.

Recent pictures posted online show Mercer sat up and smiling in a Liverpool hospital, where he's endured six operations including pelvic and spinal surgery.

The 36-year-old rider is to be moved to another hospital nearer his Kent home shortly.

His family say they've been 'bowled over' by fans' support, which also saw almost £35,000 raised towards his care.

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