'It was getting to the point I didn't know if I'd be able to return to racing'

British track sprinter Victoria Williamson relieved to be making full time return to the track after fracturing her neck and vertebrae and dislocating her pelvis in a crash in January

Victoria Williamson at the Manchester Velodrome. Photo by Russ Ellis

(Image credit: Russ Ellis)

Track sprinter Victoria Williamson admitted it was a "relief" to be able to return to full time training in January, almost a year after a serious crash that left her with a broken neck and vertebrae and dislocated pelvis.

The 23-year-old crashed while racing at the Rotterdam Six Day in January this year and later said she was lucky not to have been left paralysed. She had an operation to stabilise her pelvis with screws and had a large wound across her back that took months to heal, and has spent most of her recovery in physiotherapy the last few months.

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