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Button given all-clear after jet-ski accident

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Published 08/07/2011 | 05:00

jenson Button has been given the all-clear to race in Sunday's British Grand Prix after being involved in a jet-skiing accident last week.

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Button was taking part in a feature for the BBC with commentary duo Martin Brundle and David Coulthard, along with McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton, when he fell awkwardly and jarred a knee.

The 31-year-old had a scan and although there is still some pain at times, it won't cause him to miss the big race.

"It was a stand-up jet ski and we were told not to lean, but I did and fell in a strange way, hitting my knee on it," he said. "I can't run on it for four weeks, but I can cycle if I want, and more importantly I can hit pedals hard, which I did in the simulator on Monday, so there are no issues."

Button and Hamilton have admitted that they need rain to have any chance of pulling off an unlikely home victory.

Showers are forecast at Silverstone tomorrow and on Sunday, offering hope to the pair as they struggle to make inroads into Sebastian Vettel's 77-point lead in the drivers' championship.

Irish Independent

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