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Gee Atherton Takes First Steps After Massive Crash 3 Weeks Ago

Jul 8, 2021 at 13:24
by Sarah Moore  


After a massive crash on June 18th while filming that left Gee Atherton with a broken femur, broken ribs, fractured eye socket, broken nose, broken radius and ulnar, and a concussion, we couldn't be happier to see this video of him taking his first steps today.


bigquotesSome things never change, coming down is always easier than going up!!Gee Atherton




We're wishing Gee a speedy recovery and hope to see him back riding soon.

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  • 202 0
 Gee!

Heal up quickly, and know the thoughts of the whole community are with you Smile .
  • 30 0
 100% - heal well dude.
  • 22 0
 @ocnlogan: very nicely said. What a universally loved warrior.
  • 53 0
 That's a tough dude.
  • 32 0
 I'm absolutely amazed by the positivity. Reminds me of Scotty Cranmer. Granted Scotty had about as bad a crash as you can without dying, but both are still super positive throughout. Healing wishes to Gee, and his family!!
  • 17 0
 Big facts. Watching scotty’s videos and seeing him go from missing his forehead, not being able to move,
all the way to pedaling and jumping a bike again is pretty amazing.
  • 23 0
 I heard that Chuck Norris is still out cold, recovering from their fight Healing vibes Gee. Stronger than an ox.
  • 21 0
 "that left Gee Atherton with a broken femur, broken ribs, fractured eye socket, broken nose, broken radius and ulnar, and a concussion" - oh well, at least he never stood barefoot on a lego brick...
  • 23 0
 Healing vibes Gee, Hardline's just not gonna be the same this year.
  • 17 0
 Damn Gee. I'm so sorry. You've got nothing to prove in your riding Gee - you're one of the planet's best. Take it easy. The MTB community is pulling for you.
  • 14 0
 On the photo He looks like The Punisher, so He willl punish this injury and get back on the bike in no time!
  • 15 0
 Tough as nails that entire bloodline. Heal up Gee.
  • 4 0
 Very true. All three of them had insane crashes/accidents over the years and always got back up.
  • 11 1
 He’s going to Atherton of get well messages to scroll through! Here’s another, get well Gee
  • 7 0
 Crash on 18th Jun, broken FEMUR, and up and walking 3 weeks later?? Those Athertons are made of strong stuff!!

If their bones were metal, they would have to come up with a name for the alloy, ATHERTONIUM perhaps??

Keep it up GEE, you'll be out sending it again before you know it!!
  • 10 1
 Oh Gee, he's pretty banged up.
  • 2 0
 Lol/ SIGH
  • 7 0
 First steps and they are already making him walk stairs?! That is a performance right there.
  • 4 0
 Holy crap, I knew from the list of injuries released at the time how bad this crash must have been but seeing that picture really makes it all real. He looks like he has lost a fair bit of weight in that video but great to see him up and moving. Long recovery ahead but Gee is a machine and will nail it, heal up well dude!
  • 6 0
 Heal up and come back stronger!
  • 3 0
 Cant imagine the horrible concussion he must of had when he bashed his skull in. Thats the worst of it all. Come on Gee, we're proud of you already ready, no need to keep pushing it harder than anyone else.
  • 6 1
 Looks like the nurse is checking him out.
  • 10 0
 Always an upside to the downside. Smile

When I broke myself off a couple of years ago and spent some time in ICU step-down the hot nurses definitely helped the hours pass.
Those medical workers are all friggin saints and you don't appreciate them fully until you really need their care.
  • 4 0
 @Dustfarter: ain’t that the truth. Hot or not, they are saints brother
  • 2 0
 @Dustfarter: ICU and ER nurses are just the best. Gallows humor, highly competent, energetic and the combination of those qualities and scrubs (and pain relievers) makes for doozy momentary infatuations.
  • 3 0
 To get a pretty nurse you have to be patient.
  • 2 1
 @Jacquers: I had an absolutely stunning physio, great body and nice to look at. I just remember thinking that he was wasted on me and they should have given him to someone into guys to brighten their day Smile
  • 4 0
 How's he already up in 3 weeks. Ironman!
  • 1 0
 They try to get you up the same day after surgery . After breaking my femur in a crash no weight was allowed for 60 days . That meant using a Walker and going up and down stairs on my butt . He is very lucky to be able to put full weight on it .
  • 2 0
 I'm on the broken bone recovery program now, but his injuries are truly massive. Best healing vibes, plenty of rest, good docs and positive thoughts your way Mr Atherton.
  • 1 0
 He didn’t crash, he just fix that trail for his next awsome video…
Get well soon, Gee.
Your videos are bible for me. Hope to see you in Maribor, at least in public if not on track.
  • 1 0
 3 weeks post incident and already walking stairs. Gee your a machine!
Although.
That's alot of damage. Time to slow down, rethink to future-proof and protect longterm health?
  • 3 0
 Rumours has it the tracks still in a coma Get well soon big lad
  • 4 0
 Warrior. Heal up Gee.
  • 3 0
 An absolute beast Heal up buddy
  • 3 0
 We're with you Gee! BTW, you should see the other guy!
  • 3 0
 Geesus that's rough. Heal up.
  • 3 0
 Phenomenal athlete !
Can’t wait to see your comeback
  • 3 0
 Hard as f*ck! Get well Gee.
  • 2 0
 You are a beast Gee, strongest of ppl on earth. I already see you back at it!
  • 1 0
 Good luck on the healing process Gee. U and the family R legendary to the sport of MTB and we thank u’s for being badass blokes!
  • 2 0
 I’m glad to hear it’s nothing he won’t fully recover from. Gutted to see people like this. Get well soon, Gee!
  • 3 0
 Get well!
  • 9 7
 "crashed while filming" - Where's the clip?!
  • 5 0
 Jeez, I don't want see that... besides, it warrants more of a story and an edit put out around it and injury and Recovery.
  • 7 0
 Judging by the votes it looks like there is two camps when it comes to seeing crash footage shortly after an incident.
  • 1 0
 They will release it because Gee is an animal and does not shy away from letting smashes be seen by the community. Hero.
  • 3 0
 Heal up soon!
  • 2 0
 Get Better Gee! We all pay to play eventually. Don’t I know it.
  • 1 0
 Great to hear and see you are on the mend brother! Your an ikon and inspiration for many of us, massive respect!!
  • 1 0
 No recovery shots for the hill he crashed into… Shows who is tougher. Get well.
  • 1 0
 The hill has been under observation since the incident, prognosis undetermined, but the fact that there have been no signs of movement since have observers somewhat concernedSmile


@jefferb:No recovery shots for the hill he crashed into… Shows who is tougher. Get well.
  • 2 0
 The ground hasn't come to yet..
  • 1 0
 Even in this state, he’s probably still faster than all of us. Heal up, Gee!
  • 1 0
 I’m glad to see you walking!! You’ll be back in no time I’m sure of that!!
  • 1 0
 Damn dude. I've been there. Glad there was no long term (or permanent) damage. You'll be sending it in six months.
  • 1 0
 Go G! You got this mate! Fighter will fight! Get better soon!
  • 2 0
 Healing vibes my bro!
  • 1 0
 you sir are one resilient guy, hope you all the best
  • 2 0
 Dude is a beast!
  • 1 0
 Good and healing thoughts for you man.
  • 1 0
 Get well soon Gee and looking forward to Hardline mate .
  • 1 0
 Cannot believe how brave this guy is
  • 1 0
 So good to see you up and moving. Best wishes Gee!
  • 1 0
 Looking good! The first step is the hardest one!
  • 1 0
 Xc biking
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 G-1000
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 SAVAGE
  • 1 0
 Get well soon
  • 1 0
 Heal up brother
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