SWINDON Robins skipper Jason Doyle has sustained three broken bones in his foot after a crash while racing for his Polish side Falubaz Zielona Gora, it was revealed today.

The Polish club revealed that Aussie ace Doyle had sustained broken metatarsal bones in his right leg following an incident with former Swindon rider Adrian Miedzinski during heat 14 of their 46-44 victory at Torun on Sunday.

Doyle received treatment in hospital in Torun after which the metatarsal fracture was confirmed.

Reports in Poland indicated Doyle, who is second in the world championship standings, still intended to ride in this weekend's Grand Prix round in Horsens, Denmark, although he was due to miss his domestic fixture for Swedish side Rospiggarna this evening.

The next scheduled date for Swindon is at home to champions Wolverhampton Wolves in the SGB Premiership a week on Thursday.

Mikael Teurnberg, team boss at Rospiggarna, told Swedish media outlet SVT Sport: “I've talked to his mechanic, who has confirmed that he has three broken bones in the foot, which is also swollen.

"He is a superman, but I really do not know how long he will be away this time, it is too early to say. I know he is waiting for surgery.''

Torun has not proved a happy hunting ground for Doyle recently, being the site of his crash in the penultimate Grand Prix of last season, ending his hopes of lifting a first world title after becoming only the third rider in history to win three Grand Prix in a row earlier last season.

It is understood Doyle received treatment and advice on his latest injury from the same doctor that dealt with his injuries last season.