Hook hopes to be back in a month

TAREE'S Australian Superbike rider Josh Hook hopes to be back on his bike in four to six weeks.

Hook, 21, is still in hospital in Melbourne after crashing in the second race of the opening superbike series raced at Phillip Island on Sunday, February 23.

He broke his wrist and collarbone and also fractured a vertebra in his neck. Hook began rehab on Thursday.

He will only miss one round of the superbike championship.

"It was nasty,'' his father, Leon, said of the crash.

Leon and his wife, Jenny, witnessed the incident.

"He got straight up and we thought he was going to be okay,'' Leon said.

"Or at least not as bad as it turned out.''

Hook went through his debut season in the superbikes last year without crashing.

"He did his collarbone when he was 12, but this is the first crash he's had where there have been broken bones,'' Leon said.

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