Successful surgery for GB Olympic sprinter after motorcycle accident

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James Ellington has had surgery after accident

Sprinter James Ellington has had surgery after breaking his leg in two places along with his pelvis and also suffering a facial fracture following a career-threatening motorcycle accident in Spain last week

The sprinter, who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics, was riding a motorcycle in Tenerife with training partner Nigel Levine before colliding with a car that was believed to have been on the wrong side of the road. 

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Commenting via his Instagram feed, the sprinter said:  “I truly am blessed as I do not know how me or my training partner Nigel are still alive.”

Ellington underwent surgery in London yesterday and is now hoping to begin his road to recovery confirming on his Twitter feed that he was “out of surgery” and that “all went well”.

He likens his feeling at the moment to having done “200 rounds with Tyson and 50 marathons”.

The rehabilitation will mean that both athletes will miss the 2017 season but Ellington's hopes remain high and he is “looking to bounce back from this horrific accident”.

 

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