BMC pro Taylor Phinney posts photo of heavily scarred leg after breaking left leg in two places during US Pro Championships

American professional Taylor Phinney has posted up a photograph of his left leg showing the extensive scarring as a result of surgery to repair two breaks in the limb.

The 24 year old crashed on a descent of Lookout Mountain during the USA Cycling Professional Road Championships in May, leaving him with two breaks in the lower left leg and a knee injury.

The crash and subsequent injury forced Phinney to miss the 2014 Tour de France. Prior to the incident, Phinney had been enjoying a productive season with an overall win in the Tour of Dubai, a stage victory in the Tour of California and the US time trial title.

Phinney is now back riding after a summer of rehabilitation on indoor rollers. It is not known when he will make a return to racing.