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Team Sky’s Luke Rowe seriously injured on stag party, faces long lay-off

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

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Luke Rowe injured stag party

Luke Rowe has suffered serious injuries on his brother’s stag party. He faces a long period away from cycling. But Team Sky believes he has the character to make it back.

 

Injuries sustain on his brother’s stag party are set to keep Team Sky’s Luke Rowe off the bike for a prolonged period.

The British rider had a mishap rafting on a weekend to celebrate his brother’s nuptials. And he was extremely unlucky to be injured in the way he was.

Team Sky has confirmed he will be off the bike for a prolonged period. But it believes Rowe has the character to make it back.

He sustained fractures to his Tibia and Fibula. Rowe has already undergone surgery and is back home in Cardiff recovering.

“My brother Matt is getting married and so I was away with family and friends for his ‘stag party’,” he explained of how he became injured.

 

 

“On the first morning we went white-water 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 Usher came out straight away to oversee my treatment and to get me back home. 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 support I’ve had from the team and specialists has been fantastic. And I know I’m in the best possible hands.

“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.”

His coach Rod Ellingworth described the injury as serious. He also confirmed Luke Rowe would be off the bike “for a while” as a result of the stag party mishap.

“An injury like this is a test of character for anyone, but character is something Luke has plenty of,” Ellingworth said.

“He’s a really important part of our team and, as a team, we’ll be right behind him throughout his recovery.”

 

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