Charlie Harrison Undergoes Surgery After Breaking Arm in Leogang

Jun 14, 2021 at 10:56
by Alicia Leggett  
Spare a thought for TRF s Chuck Harrison. In the form of his life coming into the race but now headed home from Europe for surgery on Monday. We look forward to the come back later in the season.

Charlie Harrison broke his arm in practice for the Leogang World Cup and is headed in for surgery today.

Earlier this season, he took the win at the Tennessee National race to kick off the US DH season, edging out Dakotah Norton, Steve Walton, and Aaron Gwin. He also won the first Northwest Cup race this year in Port Angeles, Washington. It is especially sad to see him out of the running right now, since he looked like he had an amazing season ahead of him.

It's also not his first time injuring his wrist in Leogang. In 2019, he crashed in his last practice run before finals and raced despite the pain, and learned he'd broken his scaphoid when it swelled and became so painful over the next few days that he had to get it checked out. It's very unfortunate that he has to be in this situation again, but the silver lining is that he does know how to recover from a setback like this and come back stronger than ever, as he showed us with his strong results in 2020 and thus far in 2021.

We reached out to Charlie for more information and he said he will update us after the surgery. We wish him all the best in his recovery and hope to see him back on the race tracks soon.


39 Comments

  • 17 0
 Dang! Got to watch him and a few of the other WC pros absolutely destroy the trails I ride a lot out here in WA. I aspire to just once in my life make a turn like I saw him make. Heal up!
  • 7 0
 Hopefully this is just like 2019. Clock off some wins early in the year, crash and surgery, then back to some wins at the end of the season.
  • 6 0
 See you in no time Charlie
  • 4 0
 Aww that sucks, he was looking good for a great season. Hope the recovery goes well and we can see him tearing it up soon.
  • 3 0
 Chin up & heal up Charlie. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
  • 1 0
 @alicialeggett it'd nice to see some on coverage on Douglas Vieira's crash. He race with his brother (Roger) on Moore Large O'Neal team.
  • 3 0
 Heal up Charlie!
  • 2 0
 Oooo - scaphoid sucks! Then this. Good luck!
  • 1 0
 He also won a race down in Costa Rica this year. He was looking good for sure. Hope all the best and that he gets back soon.
  • 1 0
 noooooooooo!!!! Healing vibes man.
  • 1 0
 Snowshoe Charlie-Snowshoe.
  • 2 0
 Healing vibes to Chuck!
  • 6 5
 Breaking news
  • 1 1
 LOL. Apparently biking can be hazardous.
  • 1 0
 “Tis but a scratch”
  • 6 6
 What a bad break
  • 4 7
 Going to be a fractured season no doubt
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