Cumbrian speedway racer Adam Roynon has suffered a setback at the start of the new season after his club confirmed he had suffered a shoulder injury.

Roynon, who is from Dalton, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and his current club, Newcastle Diamonds, have revealed that he has now been hit with another blow.

They tweeted: "Unfortunately @Ad_Royno4 has suffered a broken shoulder blade in three place.

"We wish Adam well and a speedy recovery.

"Team owner Rob Grant Jr said: 'We wish Adam a speedy recovery and we will be looking to re-declare the team for the clash against Leicester.'"

The former Workington Comets rider also took to social media to share his thoughts.

He said: "I’ve started the season well enough that to myself I can still mix it.

"I’ll be back."

The Diamonds have raced only one league meeting in the Championship so far this campaign since speedway was able to resume following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

The return to action followed a curtailed season last year due to the pandemic as speedway like many other sports was forced to shut down.

Roynon has a long list of former clubs including Coventry, King's Lynn and Peterborough, and has become a popular rider in the sport because of his all-action style.