NOVEMBER 20, 2000
Herbert's manager dismisses knee fracture reports
JOHNNY HERBERT's manager Mark Perkins has dismissed reports that the Briton suffered a mild fracture of the knee after a crash in his final Grand Prix in Malaysia on October 22.
Perkins insisted that the former Jaguar driver had not suffered any fracture and that the original diagnosis of severe bruising was still accurate.
"He has not fractured his knee or any other bone," said Perkins. "It is just a rumor. He suffered sever bruising and although he is still not completely over it, he is well on the way to full recovery."
Herbert slammed into a tire wall at the Sepang circuit after the rear suspension failed on his Jaguar Racing car. Perkins revealed that Herbert is currently receiving physiotherapy for his injuries and will be back to full fitness within two months.
He added: "Johnny is receiving physio in Monaco at the moment and he will be back up and running soon. There is no point rushing back."
Herbert, 36, has left Formula One and is set to turn his attentions to the Champ Car series in America. Perkins insisted that an announcement on Herbert's future will be made in the next two weeks.