I said to friends the other day that I thought Froomey had probably broken his scaphoid which has caused him to pull out of the 2014 Tour de France. And so, when he announced on twitter that he’d broken his left wrist and right hand, it made me realise that he, plus Cav, equals me last year.
What on earth am I talking about? Well, Cav fell off his bike and did some fairly serious mischief to his shoulder. Turned out he’s dislocated it.
Last year, I managed to fall off my bike and sustained a number of injuries, including (but not limited to) a broken right wrist, a broken left thumb, and a dislocated humerus. The last one is up next to the shoulder. Put them all together, and you get roughly what Cav and Froomey managed between them in 4 crashes.
Somehow, Cav is apparently going to be back on his bike in 2 weeks and competing again in 6. I had both arms in casts for 6 weeks.
This makes me think I must’ve been pretty unlucky to sustain such a list of injuries from one tumble when coming off my bike going round a corner. It does make me go round that same corner much slower, though.