We've been keeping close tabs on Brook Macdonald's recovery and there's been another huge piece of news today as he posted a video of himself riding a bike again for the first time since his crash. Brook's injury was now nearly 50 days ago but this is a huge step for him in his recovery, coming just over two weeks after he first walked unsupported.
Brook's fundraiser is still live and can be found here
The original story is below:
We're now nearly 40 days on from Brook Macdonald's crash in Mont-Sainte-Anne and he's finally starting to become mobile again. This week he has twice posted footage of himself walking unassisted and seems to be in good spirits too.
Brook spent two weeks in hospital in Quebec immediately after the crash and is now currently in his 3rd week of rehab in Christchurch with 2 more to go before he can finally head home. To help his recovery he has set up a Fundraising page to ask people to help with "rehabilitation back home, transport and financial support for Lucy [his partner] as she will be looking after Brook."
The Give a Little page says: "This journey is going to be a long road for Brook and Lucy. Spinal cord injuries don’t have a significant diagnosis like any other bone in the body.
"Brook's plan is to ride again and get back to competing in World Cups with the mountain biking family he loves! Together we could help them to adapt to their new lifestyle and get back on his bike!"
The page has so far raised nearly $4,000 to help Brook with a number of donations coming from his fellow pro riders. The link is here for anyone who wishes to help out: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/get-bulldog-back-on-his-bike
We'll continue to update you with news on Brook as we get it.