Charlie Harrison has undergone scaphoid surgery following an injury picked up in Leogang.
Charlie got off to a flying start to the season with his first ever World Cup podium in Maribor and backed it up with a seventh in Leogang. He actually crashed in his final practice run before finals in Austria but still raced through the pain, thinking nothing of it. Unfortunately his wrist started swelling over the next few days and he missed Crankworx Innsbruck to fly home and get it checked out.
It turned out that Chuck had fractured his scaphoid (a bone in the hand) and had surgery yesterday afternoon to get it fixed. We've reached out to Charlie to see when he may be back to racing but we currently expect him to miss the upcoming World Cup in Vallnord that kicks off in just over two weeks time.
We wish Charlie all the best in his recovery and hope to see him back between the tapes soon.Update
Charlie gave us an update this morning:
"I'm feeling really solid, the doc did a great job and actually got the screw lined up perfectly on the first pass. I'm doing everything I can to be back ASAP. It really depends on swelling and, of course, pain. I've got a follow up on Monday where I get to take my splint off and form there I can start PT and rehab. The wrist is plenty strong now that the screw's in, so it'll just come down to managing the pain so as soon I can ride and I feel that my wrist is strong enough that it's not going to sacrifice my safety while riding. I'll be back!"