TOMMY Philp has had an operation to pin his shoulder and prevent it from dislocating after being troubled with a recurring problem last season.

The Windsor racer checked into the University College London Hospital in December for the operation which turned out to be more complex than anticipated as the damage to his shoulder was more severe than first thought.

After a tricky procedure where bone was grafted to the front and rear of his shoulder, Philp was on his way back home to begin the recovery process.

He went back to the hospital just before Christmas for a check-up, which found that all appeared well, and is now well on the way to recovery and ready to start physio prior to beginning training in preparation for the new season.

Philp will once again campaign in the draperRACING Yamaha R6 in the British Supersport Championship where last season he made significant progress. His best result was seventh position at Oulton Park.

He will be seeking further improvement in 2018 where the opening round will take place at Donnington Park over the Easter Weekend (March 30 - April 1).

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