This past June while I was filming for Virtu Media's upcoming movie “Shifted,” I crashed on a double back flip and fell pretty hard on my shoulder. I figured it would get better with time, but it never did. After seeing a specialist, I was told I had torn my rotator cuff. I needed to get a specific MRI called an Arthogram which is on a six month waiting list on the government system. I opted to get a private Arthogram that cost $1,200. Afterwards the sports medicine doctor viewed the MRI and referred me to a surgeon. The surgeon was not convinced that the tear was complete, and he recommended waiting three months to see if it improved. I have an appointment in the new year to ascertain whether or not I will require surgery. Luckily, my injury has not totally stopped my ability to bike. Over the past four months I have been recovering little by little. Each ride seems to get a bit longer, and I've been shortening the length between days of riding, up to where I can almost ride every day.
Shortly before my injury, I got sponsored by Deity. Since then I have formed a great relationship with them. Eric and Sadie have been awesome, they have been really supportive after my injury and I'm really stoked to have them behind me. I am proud to be a part of such a sick crew of riders and I couldn't be any happier with the Cryptkeeper frame. Injuries are just part of the sport, and they can happen to anyone. This injury has really focused me and I think I am a smarter and stronger rider because of it. I just can’t wait to be back!deitycomponents.com