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Thursday, 15 June, 2000, 23:34 GMT 00:34 UK
Schumacher fit for Montreal
Ralph Schumacher
Schumacher may not start in Canada
Ralf Schumacher will be fit to race in the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday, despite injuring his leg during the last race in Monaco, his WilliamsF1 team has confirmed.

The 25-year-old suffered a 10-centimetre wound to his left calf when he crashed into a wall on the 37th lap in Monte Carlo which required stitches.

However, as practice began at the circuit Gilles Villeneuve, he said: "I started training again last week and feel good.

"I still feel a bit of pain, but I don't think that I'll have a problem during free practice. I normally brake with my left leg, but if it's necessary I can also use the right leg."

The German driver is currently sixth in the world standings 34 points behind his brother and series leader Michael.

Brazilian test driver Bruno Junqueira will step in to replace the younger Schumacher if he experiences any unforeseen problems prior to qualifying.

"Rules allow for the possibility of changing driver at the last minute before the qualifiers," the Williams team said.

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