GLASGOW have been reduced to a four-man team after reserve Tom Perry suffered injuries that are likely to see him face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Englishman crashed during a guest appearance for King’s Lynn at Wolves in the Premiership on Monday night.
He has since discovered he broke two ribs and tore the tendons in his left arm.
With the Tigers already having Nike Lunna and Dan Bewley out through injury, they will be forced to rely heavily on guests during a busy spell of three home matches in seven days, starting on Thursday.
Perry said: “We got caught up going into the first bend and I ended up with all the bikes on top of me.
“My left arm is numb from the elbow down, and it’s the ribs on my right side that I’ve broken, so I’ve been hit on both sides.
“The doctor says I probably won’t get the full use of my arm back any time soon but I’ll just need to wait and see what happens.”
Stewart Dickson will now weigh up his options over how to fill in the gaps ahead of the SGB Championship playoffs, which kick off later this month.
There is no indication on whether Perry or Lunna will return this season, meaning the Tigers could be forced to race for the title with the help of stand-ins and rider replacement.