Marco Osborne, one of America's brightest up-and-coming talents in enduro racing, went down hard yesterday. While out riding with his teammate Mark Weir in Northern California he went over the bars at the wrong side of 40mph. He was rushed to hospital where he spent the night in the intensive care unit with serious internal injuries. We are told by his teammate, Ben Cruz, that he is doing better today, he has left intensive care and as things stand it is not looking like he is going to need more surgery. He says that the doctors are keeping him in hospital for a couple more days for observation, but it looks like the worst is already behind him and he is in good spirits.
Like his racing, Marco doesn't do his crashing by halves either. Photo courtesy of Mark Weir
All of us here at Pinkbike would like to wish Marco a full and speedy recovery - hopefully this won't rule him out of racing in the Enduro World Series this year.
We're not doctors, so we're not going to guess at what this MRI means, probably pain. Photo courtesy of Mark Weir