Harry Main Injury Q&A 19

Harry Main went down hard around a week ago and ended up with a pretty bad injury that will keep him sidelined for a while. We asked Harry a few questions to get the whole scoop.
Photo: Ricky Adam / Nike 6.0Where 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.

Anything else?
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!
Photo: Ricky Adam / Nike 6.0



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19 comments
  • THROWtheBARS

    2/14/2010 4:23 PM

    going to woodward in april... hope too see you there

  • band aid

    7/31/2009 6:12 PM

    holy shit no way i can't believe this. i'm 19th! fuck yes i never thought i would ever see the day i'm so happy omg yay

  • bradfordhuckerpa

    7/21/2009 6:09 PM

    yeah.. you never know, then POW broke off. Sucks dude. Get better soon.

  • Arron1985

    7/20/2009 4:02 AM

    Don't be to worryed about it, i snaped my tib clean in half and my fib in 2 places all so clean in half had it pined and was back to it in 3 months as if nothing had ever happened so i say just enjoy the time off and chill. good luck with it harry!

  • gimmickbmx

    7/19/2009 11:30 PM

    i wanna air that high just wow. wow.

  • elmer fudd

    7/19/2009 7:04 PM

    you are by far the most talented rider I have seen in the twenty or so years I have been rideing. keep having fun.

  • Rich James

    7/19/2009 1:23 PM

    I did that same thing in February... Finally got back on the bike in June. Just started doing whiplashes and gturns again. But, you're one of the best riders ever and probably way tougher than me, so I'm sure you be doing flair-whip-footjams sooner than that.

  • jonnypeppin

    7/19/2009 4:31 AM

    get well soon man and i carnt wait for the new edit!.

  • adonis

    7/19/2009 1:40 AM

    yo get well soon bro im running out of footjam ideas...

  • mikeos

    7/18/2009 2:42 PM

    Didn't know harry was an Everton fan

  • gtonkins

    7/17/2009 9:40 PM

    that sucks i cant imagine not being on my bike for 10 weeks!! Get well soon!!

  • jakewilliams

    7/17/2009 5:59 PM

    (Add your own)

  • jakewilliams

    7/17/2009 5:59 PM

    lol at poping your ankle in your self ha i popd mine out and it was fucked leg was same size the whole way down

  • oldguybmx

    7/17/2009 2:14 PM

    Hey harry! After a 20year (?!) hiatus of riding I recently started racing again..... I've seen a lot of riders in my day but I have to say your the most video gamist of them all! God bless bro...I pray you get better soon!

  • TheSaki

    7/17/2009 12:05 PM

    can't wait to see him back on his bike! get well harry!

  • bmx ryan

    7/17/2009 11:34 AM

    Get Well Soon Bro !

  • peoplethewe

    7/17/2009 11:21 AM

    put some duct tape on it

  • Wolfen

    7/17/2009 10:20 AM

    Get well kid.

  • kink 4 bmx

    7/17/2009 10:07 AM

    1st harrys a legend

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