SINCS SUFFERS BROKEN LEG IN VEGAS CRASH
Freestyle Motocross (FMX) rider Cam Sinclair has suffered a severely broken right leg, in a gruesome accident in Las Vegas, USA, yesterday.
Sinclair was competing in the inaugural Monster Energy Cup FMX ‘Best Trick’ contest, where competitors would have one chance at winning a $40,000 US prize purse. The 27 year old from Pearcedale, in Victoria, Australia turned sideways mid air, fearing he was going to ‘under rotate’ his signature double backflip and landed heavily on his right side; snapping his ‘Femur’ bone instantly.
“The run up was quite loose and sandy compared to what I’m used to and when I left the ramp, I just didn’t feel like I was rotating quick enough- I thought about my crash in Madrid in 2009 and thought my best option was to turn sideways to get out of it. I knew my leg was broken straight away.” Sinclair said
Event doctors were on hand to treat the current X Games Silver medalist and local surgeons inserted a rod into his leg in the early hours of this morning. They also had to contend with considerable blood loss, caused from bleeding within his injured thigh; He will receive physiotherapy treatment tomorrow, where his travel plans back to his home city of Melbourne, will be finalized.
“I’m really lucky I had good doctors and surgeons able to get me fixed up so quickly. The pain isn’t too bad at this stage, so I’m hoping to be able to fly home within the next week to rest up.
See Sincs crash below (Warning graphic imagery)
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