Welshman Luke Rowe, a racing cyclist who currently races for Team Sky, suffered two fractures, breaking his fibula and tibia, while whitewater rafting at his brother’s stag party. He is now recovering back at home in Cardiff after undergoing a surgery.
“My brother Matt is getting married and so I was away with family and friends for his ‘stag party’. On the first morning we went whitewater rafting. I jumped down into the water but landed in a shallow section on my right leg.
Rod Ellingworth, Team Sky‘s performance manager and Rowe’s coach, said that the 27-year-old was set for a long time off the bike.
“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.”
It’s sad that he could not cycling for some time now, but he’ll be back!
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