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Well guys? I f*cked up... and now I’ve got the hardware to show for it. I broke my Scaphoid a a few weeks ago and am now 2 weeks post surgery. Obviously it’s a bit of a bummer but it could’ve been a lot worse. No major injuries other than the broken scaphoid and now that there is a screw in there it should heal stronger than ever. Its still up in the air whether I will make the first two EWS rounds in South America but I’m trying my best with the what I’ve got. Big thanks to everyone in my corner for their support! 🙏🏻
How and when did your injury happen?The injury happened in Santa Cruz on at the end of January. The crash wasn’t all that spectacular but it was in a small rock garden and I ended up falling on my left hand in the rocks. The pain wasn't too bad, but it did start swelling soon after. X-rays that night confirmed a broken scaphoid. I was able to get an appointment with the surgeon not long after and surgery 2 weeks ago.
Why did you hold off saying anything until a month after the incident?At the time I suppose I was in denial about how long the injury might keep me off the bike. Now knowing what I do about wrist injuries I am dealing with a big time crunch when it comes to racing the first races. scaphoids are tricky. It's not totally out of the question as sometimes this bone does heal quickly. But its just as likely that it will take longer. I just felt like keeping it to myself until I was ready.
When will you decide whether you'll head to South America to race or not?I will decide shortly before we plan on heading to South America in a few weeks time.
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