NW200: Easton injury update

Published: 20 May 2011

UPDATE: 4:00pm May 23
Latest update on Stuart Easton, seriously injured during North West 200 practice last Thursday, is that he has been moved from intensive care to a high dependency ward – and now there is talk today that he will be moved onto a normal ward.

Easton’s MSS Kawasaki team owner Nick Morgan however told MCN, that they would prefer him to stay in the HD unit where he can get the rest he needs to aid his recovery.

Morgan said: “The medical staff are really pleased with the progress Stuart is making – and shocked how strong and tough he is. The bruising is now coming out so he’s likely to be black and blue within a couple of days.”

Easton is scheduled to undergo an operation to repair his shattered pelvis and broken femurs on Friday.

ORIGINAL STORY: 11:50am May 23
MSS Kawasaki team owner Nick Morgan told MCN this morning that Stuart Easton underwent an operation in the Royal Victory Hospital, Belfast, last night to place an external fixator on his smashed pelvis and another on his broken femur.

Morgan said that surgeons have now discovered that Stuart has broken both legs, and his tail bone. He also has a ruptured bowel and a hand injury.