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Craig Dack Praises On Site Medics For Care Provided To Tom McCormack

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CDR Yamaha‰Ûªs Tom McCormack continues to recover well in Adelaide Hospital after falling from his bike during round six of the Australian Off Road Championship, held at Wanbi, South Australia, over the weekend.

McCormack, who had just returned from a broken wrist, fell in the early stages of Sunday Sprint format and lay on the track motionless while fellow riders rushed to his aid. Officials then stopped the event to allow the Ambulance personnel to give McCormack their full attention and the Care-flight Helicopter was called.

His injures were diagnosed as five broken vertebrae in the Cervical region, punctured lung, some spleen damage as well as general soreness and bruising. Thankfully there was no spinal cord damage and McCormack has feeling and movement on all limbs. Doctors operated on Sunday Night to stabilize the area with two rods inserted, two vertebrae fused and also repair the damaged lung.

The operations were successful and McCormack tentatively took his first steps Monday afternoon and is expected to make a full recovery but will remain in hospital care for at least another week.

‰ÛÏInjuries to riders are the hardest aspect of the sport and are always extremely difficult to deal with,‰Û

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