What about the rest of your body, are you able to train and keep fit still?
I‰Ûªm still able to cycle, but I‰Ûªm not able to go running or anything like that. I‰Ûªm allowed to do cycling and weights on any other part of my body just as long as am I‰Ûªm not using my shoulder, so I started indoor cycling two days ago now and just slowly build back into it as I haven‰Ûªt really done much since I dislocated shoulder.
I just want to keep my base fitness and then once my shoulder starts feeling a lot better, I want to add some higher intensity workouts to try and replicate the bike time that I‰Ûªm missing. At the moment its low intensity stuff, just to get the body moving again.
In terms of the schedule, are you working on the shoulder schedule or are you looking at the MXGP schedule and trying to recover for that?
For me, I‰Ûªm just focusing on my shoulder and just by the timeline that my doctors and physio have laid out for me. I‰Ûªm not really worrying about the MXGP calendar right now, as honestly, I don‰Ûªt know when the next race is likely to be so it makes sense just to control what I can control. I hope though that by the time we do get back to racing, I‰Ûªll have spent time back on the bike already.
Is there a plan to come back from Australia or is it still up in the air?
I don‰Ûªt think anyone really has an idea at the minute, so we‰Ûªre just playing it day by day and seeing what the governments are saying. It‰Ûªs going to come down to when we‰Ûªre allowed out of the country, or even when I‰Ûªm allowed back into other countries without any quarantine periods.