Team Sky's Luke Rowe suffers double leg fracture at brother's bachelor party
Aug 08 2017 09:50 pm CET

Team Sky's Luke Rowe suffers double leg fracture at brother's bachelor party
Team Sky's Luke Rowe suffers double leg fracture at brother's bachelor party
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LUKE ROWE
TEAM SKY

Team Sky's Luke Rowe has suffered a broken leg and will be out of competition for a "significant period".

The Welshman sustained fractures to his tibia and fibula and had to undergo surgery in Cardiff. The rider is now at his home recovering from the surgical intervention.

"My brother Matt is getting married, and so I was away with family and friends for his ‘stag party'," said the rider. "On the first morning we went whitewater rafting. I jumped down into the water but landed in a shallow section on my right leg.

"Being a bike rider you get in a lot of scrapes and you get used to injuries, but I knew straight away that it was a bad one. The team have been brilliant. Dr. (Richard) Usher came out straight away to oversee my treatment and to get me back home, where I've seen the specialists and had surgery. It's been a big shock and I know I've got a long period of recovery ahead."

The rider's coach Rod Ellingworth said that the team will be supporting him in every step of the recovery. "Obviously it's a serious injury and so Luke's going to be off the bike for a while," he commented. An injury like this is a test of character for anyone, but character is something Luke has plenty of. He’s a really important part of our team and, as a team, we'll be right behind him throughout his recovery."

With all the support the rider is determined to recover fast. "It's early days, but speaking to the surgeon about the injury and my rehab gave me confidence so now it's a case of working towards getting myself back on the bike. I'm determined to get back racing as soon as I can."
Photo of Luke Rowe (cropped) by Team Sky





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