Lewis Buchanan Will Miss EWS Madeira Due to Broken Wrist

May 1, 2019
by Richard Cunningham  
broken wrist

Ibis enduro racer Lew Buchanan smacked a tree and fractured his wrist today - another victim of what seems to be an early season EWS injury curse. The good news is that he won't require surgery. The bad news is that he'll miss the next round of the EWS at Madeira while he heals up. The lad reports he's in great spirits and that he could be fit to race rounds four and five if all goes well.

Broken wrist

bigquotesBroke my wrist today in an unfortunate crash. It's pretty horrible looking. Tried to stop my face from hitting a tree and ended up crushing my wrist between my chest and the tree. No surgery required which is a bonus. I'm in a positive mindset, got a solid group around me, and an awesome team backing me, so I’m looking forward to returning back to form.Lewis Buchanan


Heal up Lew! We look forward to watching you rip the EWS later this year.


26 Comments

  • + 25
 Bejesus... the injury rate seems all time high this year
  • + 14
 there's been a shortage of Giant's milk this year, hence the injuries
  • + 3
 Insta clip levels are all time high...
  • + 14
 Least its no your wanking hand brer !
  • + 8
 Another dude on my fantasy team bites the dust ????

To everyone I have selected, I'm sorry for your injuries or slams. I'm cursed.
  • + 6
 Noooo! Heal up fast Lew!
  • + 2
 The irony that a young lad tried a no hander over the Inners road gap and broke his wrist hitting a tree and it was compared to Lewis's effort on a expectation v reality and everyone had a good giggle at the young lads expense. The young lad has done many many no handers.

Now Lewis has gone and done the same thing (smashed a tree).

Healing vibes, its only 6 weeks of extra turbo trainer rides!
  • + 4
 Who wants to start an Injured Rider fantasy league? Whoever can pick who the next injury will be wins a helmet!
  • + 3
 Hope there’s an instagram like and share contest to win the cast! Haha....heal up soon man!
  • + 2
 Good shout, maybe I’ll do that and pick you to win the smelly cast ???? thanks for the healing vibes
  • + 1
 man, when I was really into MX I don't remember riders being injured so much so often.. It seems like every year there's at least 5 or 6 guys or gals with season ending injuries.. is there something we're missing?
  • + 3
 why did they cut off his shirt to get to his wrist?
  • + 3
 Its a long sleeve, tight fitting jersey? Why would you want to pull that off over a broken wrist?
  • + 2
 Because first aid.
  • + 1
 He doesn't pay for his jersey.
  • + 8
 Yah EMS don't really care, break your ankle and they cut off your shirt.
  • + 3
 Thanks for all the kind words folks!!! Be back soon
  • + 2
 Heal up man, I just got off of a 3 month ordeal with my pesky wrist
  • + 2
 Darn trees. Hope you're back to full speed soon.
  • + 1
 When I ran into a tree and broke both my wrists, pretty much everyone asked me the same question.
  • + 3
 “How do you wipe your ass?” Smile
  • + 1
 Another one bites the dust , becoming the norm in enduro now
  • + 1
 GENO Main is ready! Put him in coach
  • + 1
 I’m a tree hugger too Lew.

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