Brett McCormick Update: Full Recovery Expected

Brett McCormick, who fractured two vertebrae in the huge crash he suffered on Sunday at Assen, will make a full recovery, according to updates on the Canadian's website posted by his father last night and earlier today. McCormick is recovering well, and will be moved to either Italy or Canada, before being assessed whether any surgery is required to stabilize his fractured vertebrae. Below is the update posted on McCormick's website:


Monday, April 23, 2012

We are still at Assen hospital, but Brett will be able to transport in a day or two.
We will then travel to Italy and/or home to Canada.
If Brett requires surgery it will be at that time.
He's in good spirits and Lucca (engineer) is with us.
Thanks again for all the positive support!
Brett really appreciates it!!!

Grant.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thanks for all the well wishes everybody!
Brett is sleeping comfortably and will be assesed tomorrow, to see if surgery is necessay to stabilize his C5.
Other than that a broken thumb and assorted bruises etc (two black eyes).
He was lucky and will be making a full and speedy recovery.
I would like to thank Shoei and Alpinestars for doing an awesome job and keeping this from being much worse.
Have to add how unbelievably supportive the Effenbert-Liberty team has been, feels like family. The best.
And a huge thank you to all the track side & medical centre staff for their time & attention to Brett following his crash.

Grant.

Brett McCormick, who fractured two vertebrae in the huge crash he suffered on Sunday at Assen, will make a full recovery, according to updates on the Canadian's website posted by his father last night and earlier today. McCormick is recovering well, and will be moved to either Italy or Canada, before being assessed whether any surgery is required to stabilize his fractured vertebrae. Below is the update posted on McCormick's website:Monday, April 23, 2012We are still at Assen hospital, but Brett will be able to transport in a day or two. We will then travel to Italy and/or home to Canada. If Brett requires surgery it will be at that time. He's in good spirits and Lucca (engineer) is with us. Thanks again for all the positive support! Brett really appreciates it!!!Grant.

Comments

Nice to see good news after a

Nice to see good news after a terrible crash for once!!

Total votes: 62

Yes indeed, this could have

Yes indeed, this could have ended so much worse. Hope to see Brett in action again!

Total votes: 51

ouchie

but glad to see him relatively ok and in good humour

http://twitpic.com/9d6bhs

Total votes: 64

Live interview with Brett on CBC Radio

Brett's twitter feed (@BrettMccormick6) says that CBC radio sask will be doing a live interview at 745 Tues. You can listen live to CBC Radio at http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ -- I'm not sure which program, but I assume it's part of the news on Radio 1.

Total votes: 48

Turns out that you'll need to

Turns out that you'll need to somehow select Regina or Saskatchewan to get the right stream. It's easy on the iOS app, but the web thing seems to use some sort of weird automatic geo location thing instead of giving a selection.

There's also a news article at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/04/23/sk-brett-mcc... with a video.

Total votes: 54

Brilliant news

bloody awful crash, he got really tangled up between the bike and floor.

Speedy recovery Brett!

Total votes: 61

Ouch!!

That was a nasty crash, hope Brett does a full recovery quick and we see him riding with the same passion, he was doing quite good.

Total votes: 60

No Red???

Does anyone know why there was no red flag. I watched the race, and they showed him go down. I thought, that doesn't look very good. Then they just continued on with the race like nothing had ever happened. I figured everything was ok until I read this.

Total votes: 54

CBC Interview

For those who haven't heard the CBC Interview try this link: http://www.cbc.ca/video/watch/Radio/ID=2226414832

Total votes: 51

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