IoM TT: Conor Cummins 11-Hour Surgery
IoM TT News
The Isle of Man TT’s fastest Manxman Conor Cummins is making ‘good progress’ following his high speed motorcycle crash in the Senior Race during the 2010 event.
His team, McAdoo Kawasaki Racing, has issued a statement giving an update on the Ramsey rider’s recovery.
It said he had undergone an 11-hour operation on his back last week, surgery on the fractures to his upper left arm on Tuesday and had had work done on his injured left knee.
The statement added Cummins is in good spirits and wanted to thank supporters for their good wishes.
Cummins was challenging for the lead during the re-started Senior – which had been red-flagged following an incident involving Guy Martin – when he crashes heavily at the Verandah on the Mountain section.
He was treated at the scene before being air-lifted to the Island’s Noble’s Hospital. Initial reports said Cummins had been conscious and talking at the scene, and had suffered injuries to his left arm, left leg and back.
The McAdoo statement said the racer spent a week in hospital in the Isle of Man before being moved to Royal Liverpool Hospital for specialist surgery.
On Thursday of last week he underwent an 11 hour operation to fully repair the damage to his back, which the team said is now complete and nature itself will finish the job.
It added Cummins underwent another operation on Tuesday to repair the fractures in is upper left arm, which are not as badly damaged as first feared.
In addition, some work was also done on his injured left knee, but this will require further surgery to fully repair the damage at a later date, the team said.
The statement added: “All things considered, the big man is in good spirits and is keen to undergo all the necessary treatment in order to return to training as soon as possible.”
“He’s hungry to regain full fitness and will have no problem in putting in the necessary hours in the gym with physio Isla Scott, who has been a real help to Conor over the past weeks.”
“Many thanks again to all the people who sent cards and good wishes to Conor at this time – it is very much appreciated by Conrod, his family and the McAdoo Kawasaki motorcycle racing team.”