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Conor Cummins is making progress as he recovers from crash injuries

Conor Cummins, who suffered extensive injuries in a crash during the 2010 Isle of Man TT, is making good progress after surgery on his back, arm and knee according to his McAdoo Kawasaki Racing.
McAdoo Kawasaki Racing says rider Conor Cummins is making good progress after a series of operations on the injuries he sustained in a high speed crash during the 2010 Isle of Man TT.

Cummins was battling for the lead in the blue riband Senior TT when he crashed heavily at the Verandah on the Mountain section of the course. The Manxman was airlifted to hospital amid reports he had suffered serious injuries to his back, left arm and left leg.

The McAdoo team said Cummins, who was one of the fastest riders during the 2010 TT, spent a week in the Isle of Man's Noble's Hospital before being moved to the Royal Liverpool Hospital for specialist surgery. On Thursday of last week the 24-year-old, who had been enjoying a strong short circuit season in the National 1000cc Superstock championship, 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 team.”

Cummins has already indicated he intends to return to racing next season.

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Conor Cummins, on the McAdoo Kawasaki Superbike, starts the 2010 Isle of Man TT Senior race, which would see the Manxman sustain season-ending injuries in a high-speed crash
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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Chris - Unregistered

July 01, 2010 11:22 AM

True Grit and Passion for his chosen sport. Shame the same cannot be said of our national football team. I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you at the BSB meetings. Top Man!

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