Victoria Williamson records video message as crash recovery continues

British track sprinter undergoes successful second operation in the Netherlands after fracturing her pelvis and back in the Rotterdam Six-Day - Will return home to Britain later this week

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Victoria Williamson is continuing to recover well after a horror crash at the Rotterdam Six Day on Saturday evening left her with serous injuries.

Williamson recorded a short video message, which her father posted on social media. The 22-year-old track sprinter from Norfolk can be seen smiling and winking as a thank you to the hundreds of well-wishers who have sent her messages of support.

>>> Victoria Williamson undergoes further surgery after crash as Rio return ruled out

Williamson was involved in a collision with Dutch rider Elis Ligtee during a heat of the sprint, leaving her with a fractured pelvis, ribs and vertebrae. Tuesday's operation was undertaken to insert screws into her pelvis to repair the fracture.

"Operation Number 2 gone well, being looked after well in Holland. Finally I can eat!!" Williamson tweeted from her hospital bed.

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Updates on Williamson's progress have been posted online by her father, Mark, who confirmed that she will be returning home to Britain later this week.

"You're coming home !!!!! Best news possible. Going to be emotional........... xxxxxxx" Mark tweeted on Tuesday evening.

Williamson was hoping to represent Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but this has now been ruled out as she concentrates on her recovery and rehabilitation.

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