Hour Record hopeful Alex Dowsett talks from his hospital bed after surgery to repair his collarbone break

Alex Dowsett has recorded a message from his hospital bed to fans and well-wishers after successful surgery on Thursday to rectify a collarbone break sustained in a training accident in Essex on Tuesday.

Dowsett confirms that he and his Movistar team are still fully committed to his attempt on the Hour Record in February at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London.

“We’re trying as hard as we can to make the Perfect Hour on February 27 still work. We might have to call it the ‘Almost Perfect Hour’ because of this here,” joked Dowsett pointing to his injured right collarbone covered in a dressing.

Dowsett thanked everyone for their support this week: “The messages I’ve had on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been phenomenal, it really has been overwhelming.”

Dowsett should be back home from hospital in a day or two, although he did say that his haemophilia can sometimes keep him in ‘for a day or two longer than normal’.

 

  • Lee Wingate

    I’ve heard footballers and some of the GB Olympic breathed pure oxygen to help speed up the healing process from injury. Anyone know if this is true or helps speed up tissue recovery?