Harry Main Injury Q&A 19
Where were you when you were injured?
Cologne, Germany filming with Nike 6.0.
What trick were you trying? What happened?
Seriously just a barspin up a step-up stairset with a disabled ramp as the takeoff. I landed a little back wheel heavy and looped out off the back end. I put my leg down and dislocated my ankle so fast that it broke my fibia bone right at the bottom near my ankle. I immediately grabbed my ankle and popped it back in myself, then we kind of thought it was fine. But, when I picked up my leg, the bone moved under the skin.
So is that considered a leg break or an ankle break?
What I've done was classed as an ankle break, but it was the fibia bone in my leg near the bottom. I snapped the tendon that holds my ankle in place.
Did you have to get surgery?
I had to get surgery yesterday and now I'm in pain. Sorry if this doesn't make much sense, I'm pretty much off my face on painkillers.
Are you staying in the UK until you're healed?
Yeah, definitely. I actually flew home from Germany with the leg broken to be near home.
What contests are you going to have to miss because of the injury?
Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro and X-games. I'm not too sure how many stops of Dew Tour I'm going to miss yet.
Any idea when you're going to be able to ride again?
I'm in a cast for six weeks if all is well. Hopefully riding in eight-to-ten weeks.
I would like to thank everybody that has helped me out with the whole thing and Jamie Dobb for getting me into Everton Football Club for my physio. I think it's going to drive me absoultely crazy not riding for ten weeks, but it will motivate me to ride so much more. I've always been scared of breaking my leg and thought about it a lot. Now that I've done it there's no holding back. I'll get a new web video up as soon as I'm back on my bike. I already thought of like five new tricks in my head lying in a hospital bed.
Thanks Mum for helping me on the airplane and bringing me amazing food everyday in the hospital!
Thanks Vital for the interview and t-shirts!